Accessibility Starter Workshops

Create accessible online docs, videos, and Laulima content

As a campus of the UH System and under the Voluntary Resolution Agreement, we are all responsible to follow the accessibility guidelines set by the UH System. To help in your efforts, you may be interested in these workshops to get started in making your online documents, videos, and Laulima content accessibility-compliant.

Making Your Online Documents Accessible

Friday, April 9, 2021 at 1:00-2:30pm online via Zoom


Presented by: Allan Nebrija, Disabilities Specialist


How do I check my documents for accessibility?


In this workshop, you will learn to make your documents accessible by following easy tips and free software checkers. We will start with a simple practice document that you will make properly accessible. There will be facilitators to provide you with 1-1 help to ensure success.


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Captioning Your Online Videos with YouTube

Friday, February 19, 2021 at 2:30-3:30pm online via Zoom


Presented by: Guerin Earhart, former Accessibility Specialist


How do I properly caption my Youtube videos for accessibility?


In this workshop, you will learn to make your videos accessible by following easy tips and using Youtube Studio. We will start with a simple practice video that you will make properly accessible. There will be facilitators to provide you with 1-1 help to edit the automatic captions in YouTube.


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Making Your Laulima Content Accessible

Friday, March 12, 2021 at 1:00-2:00pm online via Zoom


Presented by: Rachael Inake, EMC Coordinator, with special guest, Matt Parcon, UHOIC Instructional Designer


How do I check my Laulima content for accessibility?


In this workshop, you will learn to make your Laulima course accessible by following easy tips and using the Laulima Accessibility Checker. You can use the Accessibility Checker to inspect the accessibility level of content created in the Rich-Text Editor and immediately solve any issues that are found. There will be facilitators to provide you with 1-1 help with Laulima.


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Making Form-Fillable and Accessible PDFs

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 1:00-2:30pm


Presented by: Brent Hirata, Educational Technologist


How do I create custom form-fillable PDFs for my work?
How do I check my PDF content for accessibility?


In this workshop, you will learn to make a custom form-fillable PDF from an existing PDF using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. Try out an easy accessibility checker, and use it to make accessible PDFs. Learn how simple it is to create your own accessible doc, export to PDF, and make into a form-fillable PDF. As always, check for accessibility-compliance, practice makes perfect.

Pre-req: Adobe Acrobat Pro DC (not the free Adobe Reader). If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, UH faculty/staff may request a free account from the UH site license website: https://www.hawaii.edu/sitelic/adobe/. Please download and install the software prior to attending the workshop.


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