Looking for support resources and potential solutions
This video briefly shares a number of potential methods and practical tips on finding relevant support resources for accessibility practices or solutions to remedy inaccessible virtual teaching and learning. This brief introduction aims to help you select the appropriate methods that match your needs and situations. The following methods and tips are covered:
- User experience sharing
- Internet search
- University’s internal resources (i.e., covering University website’s search engine; advice from other university units; University events which promote accessibility awareness; and mass mails)
- Self-learning databases and training courses
- Actual testing
- Local community resources
This video is one in the #IDEALeaders Self-Learning Series on the Co-Creation of Virtual Learning Accessibility. It is one of the deliverables of the Project entitled “Promoting accessibility of virtual teaching and learning through a train-the-trainer approach” funded by the UGC Special Grant for Strategic Development of Virtual Teaching and Learning in 2021-2023.
English captions are available.
Timestamps of the chapters:
- 00:00 Introduction
- 01:53 User experience sharing
- 03:35 Internet search
- 08:36 University’s internal resources
- 14:18 Self-learning databases and training courses
- 17:25 Actual testing
- 18:46 Local community resources
- 22:31 Concluding remarks
Ma, G. Y. K., Choi, C., & Yeung, P. P. S. (2023). Looking for support resources and potential solutions. [Video]. #IDEALeaders Self-learning Series: Co-creation of virtual learning accessibility. HKU Data Repository. https://doi.org/10.25442/hku.22968200
References of examples of self-learning resources and online training courses mentioned in the video:
- Accessibility Fundamentals Overview. World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
- WebAIM (Web Accessibility In Mind)
- Microsoft accessibility features
- An inclusive, accessible Microsoft 365.
- Accessibility help & learning. Microsoft.
- Accessibility fundamentals. Microsoft.
- Creating accessible content with Microsoft 365.
- Introduction to disability and accessibility. Microsoft.
- Microsoft Accessibility Features and Tools.
- Digital accessibility. Microsoft.
- W3C Digital Accessibility Foundations Free Online Course. World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
- Accessibility Training, WebAIM.
- Course List – Digital Accessibility Education, Training, and Certification. W3C Web Accessibility Initiative.
- Accessibility learning resources hosted by the DAISY Consortium.
- Accessibility Online Training Courses. LinkedIn Learning.
Points to note:
- This video is intended to serve as a general guide for creating accessible digital materials and virtual learning environment. The recommended practices in this video are not exhaustive or the best solutions for each situation. Teaching and learning practices might vary across academic disciplines, as well as individual preferences and needs. The recommended practices need to be fit and applied to various disciplinary contexts and authentic practices.
- Please be aware that fulfilling all the practices suggested by this video would not guarantee “full accessibility”. Use your own best judgment. Always be aware of and respect the diverse access needs of different individuals.
- This video does not contain any business promotion elements.
- Software, programmes, and operating systems are constantly and rapidly developing along with changing accessibility functions. Statements in this video about the functions of any software, programmes, and operating systems may no longer represent their current status.
- It is possible that the hyperlinks of the cited resources in this video might be edited or removed by the corresponding contributors after the publication of this video.
- The recommended practices in this video are basically about accessibility to people with disabilities. However, the practices are central to good teaching and learning practices and will benefit all users regardless of disability status.