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Do you want to make your digital content accessible to all?

Attend the virtual accessible media, web, and technology conference that is being live-streamed starting today. This conference will give you a basic understanding of accessibility and offer specific strategies and information to help you do your part to implement accessible technology throughout the … Continue reading

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Adaptive-technology resources available on campus

Adaptive Technology resources are available in various venues throughout the campus computing environment.  Windows computers in the university computing labs and K-State InfoCommons have this accessibility software: Magnifier — Screen-display utility for people who are visually impaired On-Screen Keyboard — Virtual keyboard for … Continue reading

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Dragon speech-to-text software now available for K-Staters with disabilities

iTAC is now offering Dragon NaturallySpeaking, a speech-to-text software, on one computer for use by K-State students and employees with disabilities. According to the Dragon software page, this speech-recognition tool “allows busy professionals to dictate documents, send email, search the … Continue reading

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AccessTech: Speech-recognition software diversifies the PC experience

This week is “K-State For ALL!” here at K-State. I encourage you to check out our list of events on the 2011 K-State For All webpage. Join us as we celebrate DiversAbility! This month I would like to introduce a technology that is actually … Continue reading

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AccessTech: Text-To-Speech bringing text to the ears

As I mentioned last month, one of the most basic needs for accessibility is readable text. For many students with disabilities, accessible text allows the computer to read documents out loud.  This is extremely helpful for students with learning disabilities, … Continue reading

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AccessTech: K-Access taking content to the next level of useability

You can compose a document for a class you are teaching on your phone, iPad, netbook, tablet PC, iPod, or on the desktop computer in your office.  You can even edit files online or on one of your devices.  But … Continue reading

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Spotlight: New 46-inch monitors in Media Development Center

New to the Media Development Center (MDC) are two 46-inch Panasonic screens added to the video-editing area. One is connected to a PC, and one to a Mac. This large-format screen will greatly benefit: Groups working on multimedia projects Users … Continue reading

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AccessTech: Captioning online video

(Editor’s note: This is the first article in an ongoing monthly series about technology tools that improve access for all.) Online videos are used in many college courses across the country. They bring in dialogue from people in different walks … Continue reading

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CHECK conference presentations available online

If you didn’t get a chance to attend the 2010 CHECK conference at Fort Hays State University, some of the presentations are available online, via “Download” links under presentations listed on the conference agenda webpage. Downloadable files may be PowerPoint presentations, … Continue reading

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