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July 24, 2018 - 3:45 pm
UNI's closed captioning team needs an MP4 video file to close caption.  If you don't have the original MP4 file, you can download one from Panopto. We usually have people share the MP4 file in Google Drive. After we have close captioned your video, we send you a file (.srt) to upload to Panopto. Instructions for that are further down this page. Downloading an MP4 file from Panopto Go to your folder in Panopto and find the video you want to download. Hover over the title/link to your video and choose "Settings"           In the left column in the next screen, choose "Outputs"....
July 24, 2018 - 3:45 pm
Beginning in May, 2016, official UNI sites built in Drupal will have enhanced security for any users with administrative access. Most users will use their CatID user name and password to log into their Drupal site. The log-in window will look the same, but will accept only CatID credentials. Since CatID for authentication is being used, the passphrase used to access Drupal sites will automatically change once a year when you change your CatID passphrase. Once CatID authentication is in place on a site, the regular Drupal log-in credentials will no longer work. In a few instances, a Drupal log...
July 24, 2018 - 3:45 pm
A few reasons why should we make websites accessible: The best reason is that it’s the right thing to do. People with disabilities should be able to access the web. It's the law. Many institutions of higher education have had complaints filed against them by users that are disabled and the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights. One law that pertains to web accessibility is Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. There was no web as we know it back then, but it has been established that this law applies to information technology. This law says if an institution receives...
July 24, 2018 - 3:45 pm
Use the Accessibility Checker to find errors. Choose File > Info. Select the Check for Issues button > Check Accessibility. Include alternative text for all visuals, charts and tables. To add alt text: Right click image, choose Format __ (Picture, Shape, etc.) Choose the Size and Properties tab/icon.Enter appropriate alt text in the Description field (not the Title field). How many characters should there be in alt text (Description field)? There is no specific limit on the number of characters in alt text, however, a good rule of thumb is a few sentences or about 160...
July 24, 2018 - 3:45 pm
Adobe Acrobat Pro DC for Windows The first rule to creating accessible PDFs-DON'T DO IT! Making a web page accessible to people with disabilities is far easier than making a PDF accessible. Microsoft Word documents are easier to make accessible than PDFs. PDFs are found everywhere. They are Portable Document Format files, which means just about any computer can open them. Many people link to PDFs on a website. A PDF on a website needs to be downloaded for a screen reader user to access. If you really need to create a PDF, there are ways to make it more accessible to people with disabilities...
July 24, 2018 - 3:45 pm
Word 2016 for Windows (for Word for Mac 2016 instructions, go to the WebAIM site) Creating accessible Word documents is very similar to creating accessible html documents, so if you know how to create one, you have a leg up on creating the other! Document Structure: Proper Headings Sighted people are able to skim a web page by picking out the big, bold headings on a page. Screen reader users can also pick out important headings if they are formatted correctly. One of the most important accessibility features in Word is to create proper headings-in the proper hierarchy. It’s easy to do in...
July 24, 2018 - 3:45 pm
Log into YouTube, then choose your profile icon to see options. If you find YouTube Studio (beta), go to the lower left and choose Creator Studio Classic:   On the left, choose Video manager> Videos: Find the video that needs its closed captions corrected, then choose the drop-down menu next to its Edit button. Select Subtitles and CC: Choose the English (Automatic) button.   The automatically generated captions come up. To edit, choose the "Edit" button in the lower right. When you are done correcting your captions, choose the Publish edits button at the bottom right...
July 24, 2018 - 2:51 pm
Gathering Sensitive Information (Social Security numbers, student numbers, credit cards, etc) University policy prohibits using non-secure forms to collect sensitive information, such as social security numbers, student numbers, or credit card numbers. Forms requesting this type of information need to be stored on a secure server, and data may not be sent via e-mail or stored in a .csv file on a secure server. The IT-Client Services Web Team and IT-AIS- Data Access Team can provide assistance in setting up proper forms for sensitive data. For more information, contact the IT-Client Services ...
July 24, 2018 - 2:45 pm
The UNI Nameplate is the purple and gold University of Northern Iowa graphic at the top of this page. It is an official mark of the university. On many web pages it provides a visual link to the University, as well as a link to the UNI Home Page (a link to the UNI Home Page, graphic or text, is required on every UNI College and Departmental site UNI Web Policy) The UNI Nameplate must be used exactly as it is provided, no alterations of any kind are permitted, with the exception of proportionally resizing it. It may NOT be taken apart, elements used separately (such as the window graphic),...
July 24, 2018 - 2:41 pm
The official UNI web colors are used on any screen-oriented content, including websites, kiosks, displays and presentation slides.      UNI Purple Hexidecimal: 4B116F RGB: R=75, G=17, B=111     UNI Gold Hexidecimal: FFCC00 RGB: R=255, G=204, B=0 The color combinations of black and gold or red and gold should never be used in close proximity to each other on the UNI web site. Those are the colors of the University of Iowa and Iowa State University. Questions? Contact DeWayne Purdy.

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