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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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Composing and Sending an Email

Purpose

This post is designed to guide Outlook users through the process of composing and sending an email from Microsoft Outlook.

Process

Open Outlook and click on the New Email button on the upper left-hand corner:

A new dialog box will appear. Consider the following:

The main toolbar will allow you to change the font, font styling, and size. Attaching files, adding tables and pictures, and adding your email signatures can be done here as well. Enter the recipients in the To:, Cc:, and Bcc: fields. If you start typing in the email address, you can pull in anyone who is already on ...

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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.