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  • Students are required to watch this 30 second video demonstrating an untagged PDF document being read by a screen reader: Untagged PDF Being Read by a Screen Reader (opens new window)
  • Students are encouraged to watch this series of 5 Lynda.com videos (33:48) (opens new window) with Chad Chelius in his series on Creating Accessible PDFs (2014). They include:
    1. Creating a PDF using PDFMaker (Windows only)
    2. Generating a PDF file from Word on a Mac
    3. Understanding layout considerations
    4. Understanding Word styles
    5. Checking and fine-tuning the PDF after conversion from Word
  • Students are encouraged to watch this series of 11 Lynda.com videos (49:15) (opens new window) with Chad Chelius in his series on Creating Accessible PDFs (2014). They include:
    1. Discovering if a PDF is currently accessible
    2. Understanding the workflow
    3. All PDF files are not created equal
    4. Taking a tour of an accessible PDF file
    5. Understanding reading order
    6. Understanding PDF remediation in Acrobat
    7. Adding tags to a document in Acrobat
    8. Artifacting elements
    9. Adjusting document properties
    10. Checking and fine-tuning the remediated PDF
    11. Using the Make Accessible Wizard

Create journalism content using Universal Design which will be accessible in all formats including digital audio, video, and print media, and web content. Articulate the disability perspective through integrated learning opportunities applicable to the field of journalism. Identify the principles and practices of pertinent legislation and standard Web guidelines. Demonstrate the appropriate professionalism.

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