The first principle of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) requires us to create content that is perceivable to people who have sensory disabilities. This includes people who are blind or visually impaired. One way to accommodate people with visual disabilities is to provide alternative text for the images used on your website.

There are many different ways to obtain images you can use in your projects. Digital camera: one of the easiest ways to get pictures of your students is to take snapshots using a digital camera. You can then connect the camera directly to your computer using a USB cable, or you can remove the memory […]

Flickr is an online photo hosting program that can also be used to host presentations online if you export your Powerpoint slides as images. To save your slides as images in Powerpoint: Select File > Save As. Select JPEG or GIF from the Format pulldown menu. Click on Save to save your slides to a […]

Flickr is a website that allows you store, sort, search, and share your photos online. The free version of Flickr allows you to upload up to 20MB of photos each month (a paid version with a 2GB limit is available for $24.95/year). In addition to being a place to host your images, Flickr is also […]

Picasa allows you to easily back up the photos and movies on your computer for safekeeping. To create a backup, you must first insert a blank CD-R or CD-RW in your computer’s writable drive, then select Tools, Backup Pictures. This will open the Backup your photos window. At the bottom of the window, under Step […]

Picasa allows you to order prints from some of the most popular online print providers. To order prints, select the pictures you want to have printed in the Lightbox so that they are in the Picture Tray. Next, click on the Order Prints button to open up a list of online print providers. When you […]

To print pictures using Picasa, first make sure the pictures you want to print are in the Picture Tray by selecting them in the Lightbox. Next, click on the Print button to open up the Print window. At the top of this window, you can select a layout and Picasa will automatically resize the pictures […]

Picasa can be used to create a web gallery that can be uploaded to any web server. A web gallery consists of a web page that displays thumbnails of the pictures you select in Picasa. The webpage also allows the person viewing the gallery to click on a thumbnail to open a larger version of […]

There are a couple of ways to upload pictures to your Blogger account using Picasa. You can use the BlogThis! button to open up a window where you can sign in to your Blogger account. Once you log in, you will be able to enter some text to go along with your pictures. […]

You can use the Effects tab of the editing window to change the appearance of your pictures using Picasa’s built-in filters. You apply an effect by clicking on the button that has a thumbnail of your image with the effect applied to it. This is meant to give you an idea of what the effect […]

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