Global Accessibility Awareness day – 20 May

Thursday, May 20, 2021, marks the tenth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion and people with different disabilities

With this in mind IT Services would like to promote some of the tools which exist as part of the market leading software. Many software companies now promote accessibility by design. Read Aloud and Dictate are available in Microsoft 365 products. Chrome allows for any video shown through the browser to be automatically subtitled. Live captions/subtitles is an option within Microsoft Teams, PowerPoint in Microsoft 365 and the University of Sussex Zoom platform. IT Services have additional software to support learning such as the mind mapping tool Mindview.

Both Windows 10 and Mac OS have accessibility information pages.

We also recommend a visit to the University Technology Enhanced Learning Accessibility Toolkit or see their Blog for further information around the GAAD.

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