As part of ISU Extension and Outreach's commitment to inclusion, two new document accessibility Specialists have been hired to help remediate the nearly 25,000 pages of existing publications available through the Extension Store.
Providing closed captions for videos is a best practice we should all be using. A study on television accessibility by Ofcom finds that 80% of people who use closed captions are neither deaf nor hard of hearing. And, while the remaining 20% is the most important audience to provide closed captions for, this goes to show how many environments call for closed captions.
Ron Nelson, document accessibility specialist, has created a video that demonstrates the JAWS screen reading software; the software is designed for those users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse.