UH is committed to meeting the needs of our community members in all of our educational efforts. EOS' Electronic Information Resources (EIR) Accessibility Coordinator provides the following trainings, as well as customized trainings upon request.Monthly Accessibility Workshop
The EIR Accessibility Coordinator conducts monthly workshops for community members interested in learning the basics of increasing digital accessibility at UH. No registration is required. However, attendees will need to bring their own electronic devices. Virtual attendance is also available upon request.
- Location: Equal Opportunity Services Conference Room (Student Service Center Building 2, Room 160)
- Date: Last Wednesday of every month
- Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
One-on-one training sessions are offered upon request. Community members may schedule an hour with the EIR Accessibility Coordinator to focus on a specific accessibility-related topic. When possible, in-person meetings are preferred.Custom Trainings and Presentations
Community members may request customized trainings or presentations for their departments. The EIR Accessibility Coordinator will tailor the format and delivery to meet your needs.Contact Information
For more information or to request a training, please contact the EIR Accessibility Coordinator at email@example.com.
What is Blackboard Ally?
Training Video: Ally for Instructors
With Blackboard Ally, ensuring and providing an accessible learning experience is now easier than ever. This workshop covers Blackboard Ally: what it is, what is does, and how to use it. Learn all the features of Ally, the user interface within Blackboard, and how to use the tool to identify and fix accessibility issues with course content.
Accessible Content Micro-Learning Documents
- Add Alternative descriptions to image files
- Remove potentially harmful content
- Scanned PDFs: An enemy to accessibility
- Add a library reference
- View all file accessibility issues
- Add alternative descriptions to PowerPoint images
- Add headings to a Word document
- Add headers to your data tables in Word
- Export a Word document as a tagged PDF
Instruction@UH provides UH instructors with the latest in educational technology and instructional design thinking and showcases the innovative work of UH faculty in these areas. The Accessibility area of the website includes the following.
- Blog Posts
- Knowledge Base Articles
- How to Fix PDF Accessibility Issues in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 2019 (Windows 10)
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative
The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is an initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The W3C promotes web usability for people with disabilities, and the WAI provides resources for web accessibility and developers and a comprehensive collection of content authored by the organization that created the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Recommended content includes the following.
- Easy Checks - A First Review of Web Accessibility
- How to Meet WCAG (Quick Reference)
- Developer Tutorials
Creating Accessible Microsoft Office Documents
The Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities provides free trainings and tutorials, including a collection of modules on creating accessible Microsoft Office documents. Recommended content includes the following.
- Requirements to Make a Document Accessible
- Using the Accessibility Checker
- How to Make an Old Document Accessible
- Texas Administrative Code (TAC)
- University of Houston System
- International Standards and Guidelines
VPATs and Vendor Accessibility Documentation
Voluntary Product Accessibility Documents (VPATs) are documents in which vendors detail how their products meet Section 504 accessibility requirements. VPATs from several common vendors are included below.