Section 508 mandates, among other things, that computer and web content for students provided by institutions like CCSF comply with guidelines that allow disabled students to access that content. Guidelines include:
- Chosen colors should have enough contrast to make text easily visible
- Colors should not convey most meaning because of color-blindness
- All pictures must have Alt tags
Here's a fairly detailed summary:
Make sure your PowerPoint presentations are accessible and conform to 508 guidelines by checking them with the inexpensive LecShare program. LecShare can also export your presentations to captioned Movies in QuickTime, or to Web pages that have a table of contents and text for your narration.
The LecShare site has examples. Here's one of mine (pardon the typos...)