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Accessibility of videos (e.g. online lecture recordings)

– 14.9.2022

For a video to be accessible, you must understand its message just by listening or just by seeing the image and captions. As a rule of thumb, the point of an accessible video presentation can be determined by listening or watching only. Making a video with an audio track that works independently often requires planning […]

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How to create a text alternative for an audio file

– 28.2.2022

Audio files containing speech, such as podcasts, must have a text alternative, i.e. an alternative in text format for users who cannot listen to the file for one reason or another. When available online, a text alternative improves the retrievability of information in an audio file, as search engines can index speech content via the […]

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Recording and sharing videos

– 14.12.2021

With your Unioulu/Oamk user account, you can access a couple of services for recording and/or sharing videos. Recordings of video lectures and conferences How to create video tutorials or video lessons Sharing videos Ensure you have permission to share the video Make sure your video is accessible Recordings of video lectures and conferences You can, […]

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Accessible online services benefit all – and accessibility is obliged by the Finnish law

– 20.6.2021

Accessibility improves the usability of services for all Accessibility and usability are closely linked: an accessible online service is typically more usable to all users. In other words, accessibility makes the service more convenient to use also for those who do not specifically need accessible services. For users who need accessible services, accessibility can be […]

» Accessible online services benefit all – and accessibility is obliged by the Finnish law
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How to make an accessible PowerPoint presentation

– 8.12.2020

Files shared in the public sector online services must also be accessible: the law applies to all files published on or after 23 September 2018. Therefore, it would have been wise to prepare accessible files for some time already. Note: if you are a student and the teacher has not specifically required accessibility in the […]

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Zoom instructions for visiting lecturers

– 21.9.2020

Zoom is a web conferencing tool used in the University of Oulu and Oamk. It can be used for remote meetings, webinars, remote education and one-to-one video calls. Zoom meeting attendees can use microphones and webcams to transmit audio and visual content to the other attendees. In addition, Zoom features a chat where participants can […]

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How to create an accessible and archivable PDF from a Word file

– 7.8.2020

New documents shared in higher education institutes’ e-services must be accessible. Start by making your file accessible already in Word. If the file is stored in an electronic archive used by the university, the file must be accessible and also archivable. With the correct settings, you can convert a Word file to an accessible and […]

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How to make an accessible Word document

– 3.8.2020

Besides online services, any files shared in the services must also be accessible by 23 September 2020 (applies to most services in the universities). The law applies to all files published on or after 23 September 2018. Therefore, it would have been wise to prepare accessible files for some time already. Files based on old […]

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How to create an accessible PDF in InDesign

– 7.4.2020

InDesign is an Adobe design program intended for professional use. InDesign is not available to everyone at the University of Oulu or Oamk; licenses are limited. If you use InDesign to create PDF files to be shared in any of the University of Oulu’s or Oamk’s online service, you should make them accessible. (Note: this […]

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Accessible web content: alternative presentation for an image

– 18.9.2019

People who cannot see images must not be excluded. The above applies in particular if the image is important. An image may be an integral part of the content, support the content, or be used as a decoration. It is still allowed to use decorative images to make the content more engaging, except for scientific […]

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