The May 2019 Digital Accessibility newsletter is now available. Topics include: Grackle Accessibility Tools for Google Files; Requirements for Accessibility Compliance in Third-Party Products; Accessibility Checker for Microsoft Office; Best Practices for Email Accessibility; Accessibility and NYU Wikis.
Read the March 2019 issue of NYU’s Digital Accessibility News to stay on top of the University’s accessibility guidelines and initiatives. The page also includes links to tools, tutorials, and resources you can use to make sure you’re building and maintaining an accessible online presence.
A team of students from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering recently built a prototype mobile app that translates spoken words into sign language to facilitate communication between deaf and hearing people.ARSL (Augmented Reality Sign Language) is part of Verizon’s Connected Futures challenge which, in partnership with NYC Media Lab, supports new media and technology projects from universities across New York City.
SensusAccess is a self-service solution that automates the conversion of documents into a range of alternative formats. The service can be used to convert otherwise inaccessible documents such as image-only pdf files or scanned images into more accessible formats. This service is best used for personal or course-related materials. For public University content, such as […]
Read&Write is a an easy-to-use toolbar for Windows, Mac, and a variety of tablets which reads digital content aloud. The tool also offers features to improve reading comprehension, understand unfamiliar words with text and picture dictionaries, and develop writing skills with word prediction. For support, see the Read&Write website or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital accessibility ensures that NYU’s websites, applications, and digital content can be used by all, including those using assistive technologies. Visit nyu.edu/it/accessibility for more information on creating digital content that adheres to the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 standards.
NYU is embarking on a new digital accessibility program to ensure that all members of the NYU community can participate fully in teaching, learning, research, and other activities, regardless of their abilities. Kitty Bridges will lead NYU’s digital accessibility program as the new AVP of Digital Accessibility. Jodi Goldberg will join the new team as […]
Learn how to incorporate accessibility best practices with NYU IT’s digital accessibility website. The site assists NYU community members in creating an inclusive web experience using accessible graphics, documents, videos, and more.