Topic outline

  • Accessibility Checklist

    This section includes an interactive activity that will help you identify some of the most common accessibility mistakes we make while creating teaching materials. You will also find a downloadable checklist that will help you make your new and existing content accessible. 

    • Make sure you have been through the Book in the previous section before attempting this activity. Go through this activity and try to identify accessibility issues with the content provided (a word document, a powerpoint file and a video). 

      Each page has one question and you can get the feedback instantly. You may want to refer to the Checklist below before attempting the activity as the questions are related to the issues highlighted in the Checklist.

    • Download this checklist and use it against your teaching materials to find out if your content meet minimum accessibility requirements. 

  • Convert a File using Sensus Access

    SensusAccess is a self-service portal for educational institutions. It allows students, faculties and staff to automatically convert documents into a range of alternate media including audio books (MP3 and DAISY), e-books (EPUB, EPUB3 and Mobi) and digital Braille.

    • Click on the link to convert a document using the SensusAccess service.

  • Captions and Transcription in QMplus Media

    QMplus Media is our institutional YouTube. Staff and students can upload video and audio to QMplus Media and then share it with others in a variety of ways.  People worry about the accessibility of video and perhaps steer clear because of  these worries.  Video can, however, be very accessible...particularly to those who may have issues with text.

    QMplus Media provides a variety of features that can help you to create accessible learning materials.

    • You can request automatic captions for any video that you upload to QMplus Media. It’s straightforward to do and is one way that you can improve the accessibility of your teaching materials. Once captions are available, viewers can turn them on and off in the QMplus Media video player and an interactive transcript of the video will appear below it allowing viewers to search for specific parts of the video and jump to them. The transcript can also be downloaded as a text file.

    • This user guide shows how to request captions for a video on QMplus Media and how to edit the captions once they are created.
  • Accessibility, the library and Online Reading Lists

  • Other accessibility links and resources