As Swarthmore’s Technology Accessibility Coordinator, part of my work involves testing websites to see what kinds of barriers exist to accessing content online. I often run into sites which use images for navigation, tasks, and information. I’m always curious to … Continue reading Turn web images off – can you still figure out what is going on?
Grackle is an awesome plugin which works in conjunction with the Google suite of documents: Docs, Sheets and Slides. There are several obstacles to document accessibility. There are two really big ones: Lack of structure Lack of image descriptions … Continue reading Grackle – Making Google Documents Accessible
Swarthmore has a new installation of JupyterHub, a web-based, multi-user, online notebook for programming in variety of different languages including Python. A Jupyter notebook is a handy way to create documents that mix code, graphs, images, explanatory text, and equations. … Continue reading JupyterHub: Online Python Notebooks and More
In this latest installment of our MakerSpace Profile series Elizabeth Flores ’19 discusses how her role as a peer tutor is assisted through her work as a technician in the digital fabrication space and how using 3D printing technologies allows … Continue reading MakerSpace Profiles: Elizabeth Flores
The Libraries and ITS invite all current employees (including faculty, instructional staff, and staff) to submit proposals for Swarthmore Projects for Educational Exploration and Development (SPEED) support. SPEED awards primarily consist of dedicated support from software developers, librarians, academic technologists, … Continue reading Summer 2019 SPEED Call for Proposals
Using the Built-in Assignment Grader Tool Did you know new improvements have been made to Moodle’s built-in Assignment Activity grading interface? The new interface will convert student submissions to PDF so that you can view and annotate assignments on your … Continue reading Grading Assignments in Moodle with the Built-in Annotation Tool