Accessibility @ SMC
Accessibility is important to ¼ÓÀÕ±Æ Maryâ€™s College and the community it serves. Ìý
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- Request for assistance including captioning or interpreters for campus events can be made to the Student Disability Services Office at (925) 631-4358.
- Evacuation chairs are located on the highest level stairs landing in theÌýfollowing buildings:ÌýÌýDante Hall, Garaventa Hall, St. Albert Hall Library, Brousse Hall and Galileo Hall.
We look to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines WCAG 2.0 level AAÌýfor direction, and we use POUR standards (Perceivable, Operable, Understandable and Robust) to determine accessibility. To evaluate web based products and classroom software for accessibility, we:
- Test to determine if the product and/or site is navigable without a mouse
- Ensure that the product and/or site information is perceivable and usable without sound
- Check for product and/or site for compatibility with screen reader such as JAWS
Products and sites that will be used on a mobile device must also be navigable with VoiceOver on iOS devices in addition to meeting WCAG 2.0 level AA.
Infobase: Learning Cloud
SMC IT Services has contracted with a training service calledÌýInfobase: Learning Cloud, Ìýan online, on demand, training site that offers over 50,000 tutorial videos on over 250 technology applications, including Microsoft, Google, and Adobe. Topics are subdivided into very small chunks, and presented in videos of one or two minutes, so learners can easily and quickly find the training they need on specific topics.Ìý
There are over 400 video tutorials on this site related to Accessibility, including information on creatingÌýan accessible syllabus, forms, documents and much more. Ìý
To access the training, navigate toÌýMy ¼ÓÀÕ±Æ Mary's Portal Page, look for Infobase: Learning Cloud located between Get Connected and Human Resources andÌýlogin using your SMC Credentials. ÌýOnce at the site, type "Accessibility" into the search bar and scroll through the results to find accessibility training options.
DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunity, Internetworking and Technology)
Training videos for faculty and staff to learn about the "how to" of accessibility
Consult this easy to follow .ÌýÌý
Top 5ÌýTips for FacultyÌý
Here are a few ways faculty can start building an inclusive and accessible environment for all students:
- Consider distributing in-class materials in advance.
- Face the classroom when speaking.
- Consider the contrast of the text & background.
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- Ensure videos shown in classÌýand assigned outside of class areÌýcaptioned. Ìý
- For assistance with captioning, contact the SDS office.
- Use 12 pt or larger fonts in documents, websites, etc.
- Sans serif typefaces such Arial or Calibri are generally considered more legible when larger font sizes are used