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Resources for Content Accessibility

Purpose

This post is a compilation of University resources regarding content accessibility specifically focused on Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat.

Creating accessible Word Documents and PDFs

The Center for Media and Educational Technologies (CMET) conducted a training session on how to create accessible files using a Windows-based machine. Links to their documentation can be found in the Tutorials section below.

Additionally, Microsoft Office Support has documentation on how to ensure that your Word documents are accessible. Tips include how to add alt text to images, tables, charts,

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The inventory.uoregon tool and Property Control

This is a message about the CASIT-provided inventory tool (inventory.uoregon.edu) and its relationship to UO Property Control, specifically the tracking of high risk equipment.

It is the responsibility of each CAS department and program to work with Property Control to track their high risk assets.

There are several ways that this can be accomplished; and to explore those, please contact Property Control (https://ba.uoregon.edu/content/property-control) to discuss your options. Whatever option you choose, inventory.uoregon can aid you in your efforts.

Please note that CASIT does not track

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YouTube and Fair Use

Purpose

This article is designed to act as an overview to clarify the cases of fair use of copyrighted content while using YouTube to host videos and a way to find additional resources.

What is fair use?

From Section 107 of the US Copyright Act:

“[…]the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining

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Vericite Plagiarism Detection for Canvas

The Canvas LMS now has a plagiarism detection tool: Vericite–a cloud-based technology that identifies plagiarized and improperly cited text. This service works as an external tool integrated within Canvas and will allow instructors instant access to scanned submissions and will also check papers and essays against the ever-growing online repository of materials with campus-wide databases of materials.

The specific details of how it works within the UO Canvas instance can be found here.