The Problem(s) with Math

Mathematics in digital form poses a real challenge when it comes to making content all-inclusive. Browsers don’t completely support the MathML (Math markup language) standards. Different screen reader software will read the same equations differently.  The good news is that as the accessible user experience is seen more as the essential component it is, and… read more… The Problem(s) with Math

Accessible Documents Workshop – From Word to PDF

Isabella, a black cocker spaniel

 Why we’re here Equal access is a right, under the law and that extends to electronic documents. Purdue Calumet website Documents, which we make available online [Opens in New Window] provide for us, a convenient method of communicating information to our visitors. But unless we make sure that those documents are accessible, we are essentially telling… read more… Accessible Documents Workshop – From Word to PDF

Partner of the Week: Graduate Studies in Technology

School of Technology Graduate Studies Home Page

Not every Web Accessibility Partner includes a site that’s reached a high level of compliance. Sometimes it’s a “Can Do!” spirit and an enthusiasm shown by the site’s owners and editors that makes them stand out. And that’s the case this week. We’re recognizing Kishan Saha, a graduate assistant for the School of Technology Graduate… read more… Partner of the Week: Graduate Studies in Technology

Partner of the Week: Anthony Marszalek and Tim Hurtt

For the week of January 18th, we have chosen our two temporary workers, Anthony Marszalek and Tim Hurtt as our Web Accessibility Partners. Anthony is a 2010 graduate of Purdue University Calumet and Tim graduated in May of 2012. Both have been working on the Web Accessibility Initiative since April of 2012, and together, they… read more… Partner of the Week: Anthony Marszalek and Tim Hurtt

Partner of the Week: Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee (APSAC)

Screenshot of the Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee Web site

The January 11th Web Accessibility Partner of the Week honor goes to the Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee (APSAC)! Documents Pose a Challenge The Web site for APSAC isn’t all that large, but it does pose a serious challenge to accessibility: the site has archives of dozens of downloadable documents, most of them in… read more… Partner of the Week: Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee (APSAC)

Partner of the Week and of the Month: Office of Institutional Research and Assessment and Dell Dumas

Screenshot of the OIRA Data Snapshot Web Page for August 2012

We’re doing a two for one for the final week of December. We are recognizing the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, under the direction of Gillian Leonard, as our Partner of the Week for December 28th, and an important part of that office, Secretary Dell Dumas, as our Partner of the Month for December.… read more… Partner of the Week and of the Month: Office of Institutional Research and Assessment and Dell Dumas

Partner of the Week: John Talaga

Our Web Accessibility Partner of the Week is John Talaga, Enterprise Systems Server Administrator! John is a member of the hard working team responsible for keeping the servers on which our Web sites and applications are hosted, humming. Accessibility from the Start John was assigned a project recently, to activate an online application for a… read more… Partner of the Week: John Talaga