universal-design-center

Summer Sweep

Building on the success of our document and video accessibility project from Fall 2019, CSUN will take targeted steps over four weeks this summer to make our web content more accessible.

North Carolina State University inspired our approach. They'll launch their second round in Fall 2020, and a few other colleges and universities will join throughout the remainder of the year.

Schedule

Week 1 – Current PDFs (July 6 – 10)

The Universal Design Center will distribute a list of PDFs on division and college websites. We'll ask you to go through your list again and remove from the site any more PDFs that are outdated or unnecessary. This week, you'll also identify which of your PDFs can be converted to web pages or web forms.

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Week 2 – PDF to Web Page Conversion (July 13 – 17)

Using your list from week 1, convert appropriate inaccessible PDFs to accessible Web-One pages. For PDF maps, we now have an interactive online map that might provide an alternative; the online map includes building floor plans. 

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Week 3 – PDF to Web Form Conversion (July 20 – 24)

Using your list from week 1, convert appropriate inaccessible PDFs to accessible Web-One forms. Other options for forms include Adobe SignOnBase, and Qualtrics, all of which can support level one data.

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Week 4 – PDF Accessibility Review (July 27 – 31)

Evaluate any remaining PDFs for accessibility and make them accessible. 

Event Conclusion

At the end of the month, we'll celebrate our success!