[Athen] Accessibility tips for foreign language faculty

Teresa Haven Teresa.Haven at nau.edu
Thu Nov 12 10:34:34 PST 2015

Hi, Rachel. Although it isn't listed in the details for the workshop, this will be one of the topics in the pre-conference workshop at AHG next Monday titled "Hot Trends and Topics in Curriculum Accessibility" . All the resources you mention are great for general English-language accessibility, but often won't go far enough for foreign-language materials. If you or one of your team members will be at AHG and can participate in the session, that would be great, and otherwise, please feel free to contact me directly after the conference. This is an area of particular interest and specialization for me.


Teresa Haven, Ph.D.
Accessibility Analyst, Northern Arizona University

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Subject: [Athen] Accessibility tips for foreign language faculty

Hi, all.

Our area is soon meeting with a group of faculty from the modern languages and classics department regarding ways to make their course materials more accessibility from the outset. Do you have any foreign language specific suggestions?

Some topics we will address include discussing accessibility with publishers (and asking my team to evaluate the responses), making sure web content, PDFs, and office docs are accessible (via NCDAE cheatsheets and workshops and assistance we offer), and keeping communications lines with students open. We will also include info about working with our campus disability services team.

Any ideas you have would e much appreciated, Rachel

Dr. Rachel S. Thompson
Director, Emerging Technology
Center for Instructional Technology
University of Alabama
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