IU’s Assistive Technology and Accessibility Center (ATAC) assists instructors with creating accessible experiences for the classroom. For instructor-created content such as Microsoft Word documents, PowerPoints, and Canvas Pages, the ATAC will provide instruction and support on how to modify the material to ensure compatibility with assistive technology.
For sourced material such as library documents or textbooks, the ATAC will work with instructors to convert the material into accessible formats, or source equally effective alternatives to replace any inaccessible versions.
If students require Braille, enlargement or other printed text materials, the ATAC will coordinate the creation of these materials with the instructor, the student, and the AES office.
For video content, the ATAC manages a captioning and audio description service through Kaltura, IU’s video hosting solution. Video must be loaded to Kaltura before service is requested. To learn how to request video, please review the KB document titled request captions suitable for the deaf or hard of hearing.
Many of these services have large lead times. Instructors are encouraged to request a consultation immediately after receiving an accommodation memo to ensure deadlines can be met.
The instructor will receive an advance notification via email from the student’s Access Coordinator regarding the type of services the student needs.
If you are referring a student who has complex needs and requires exam conversions (i.e. Braille) to AES for testing support, send a Word version of the exam to firstname.lastname@example.org at least three weeks in advance of the exam date so we can have it converted to an alternative format.
Contact ATAC with any questions about alternative formats at 812-856-4112 or email@example.com.