Services and Resources for IT Accessibility at ECU

East Carolina University is committed to providing technology and educational resources, such as applications, computer labs, learning platforms, web pages and multimedia content, that comply with accessibility standards so all users can fully participate in our mission of learning, service and research.

By establishing an accessibility and compliance program and keeping up to date with current trends in educational technology and web development, ECU is addressing needs to ensure access.

The Department for Disability Support Services and ITCS have worked in partnership to research standard practices and compliance resources which we present here to assist you in creating accessible content.

Services

Resources

While ensuring IT accessibility at ECU is a process, we have divided it into categories for your convenience:

  1. Web Publishing Standards
  2. Software Reviews
  3. Accessible Course Content
  4. Accessible Email Announcements
  5. Video Captioning Requirements

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Phillip White to schedule an IT Accessibility Consultation or contact the IT Help Desk at 252.328.9866 | 800.340.7081.

Creating Accessible Email and Event Announcements

Email announcements help us spread the word to the ECU community on all sorts of important topics: department events and seminars, office openings and closings, HR-related information and much more.

By designing email announcements in multiple formats and using these accessibility guides: create-accessible-email-and-event-announcements, you allow those of your audience using screen readers and keyboard-only access to read your message.

In addition to the Word document linked above, ITCS is also offering a training class specifically for those of us who write email announcements (registration in Cornerstone):

Creating Accessible Email Messages and Announcements

Thursday, January 26 | Joyner East 204 | 1:00p – 2:00p

Need one-on-one help?

Submit the IT Accessibility Consultation form to request an appointment with the ITCS accessibility coordinator.

Self-paced resources

Convenient because you pick the time and place, resources include this Lynda.com course, Creating Accessible Microsoft Office Documents. This course goes step-by-step through how to format documents using styles, the accessibility checker and more.

Additionally, see our other accessibility resources in the IT Accessibility category of the ITCS services catalog.