On this page you will find links to sites that allow you easily increase the accessibility of your on-line course or resources.
For a complete guide to web and on-line accessibility please click here.
If you use Google Chrome as a web browser then you can visit TalkTyper.com for free speech to text conversion. Please note your computer will need a microphone in order to make use of this site.
If your work doesn't have Google Chrome installed, then you can download it and run it without admin rights using Portable Chrome.
Sound Gecko will convert any web page into an MP3 which you can download and listen to on the go.
These websites let you type or paste in some text and then convert it into a spoken MP3 sound file which can then be embedded into your online course.
Which one you use is a matter of personal preference.
If you don't fancy using on-line resources to convert text to speech then you can also download one of the following applications that do the same job:documents out loud for you:
Whilst it's possible to add widgets to your course page(s) that let users change the size of the text on the page, it's much more effective to teach them how to use their web browser to change the size of the text, this way they will be able to increase the text size on any website, not just yours.
One of the best things about putting your course materials online is that they can then be automatically translated to other languages via free services like Google's language translator.
This lets you add a small widget to your course page that lets users choose the langauge they'd like to use.
Below you will find links that change the formatting of a website to make it easier to read and/or print:
Below you will find links to free software that you and your students can download: