Training Resources
Training for TDM

These are all of the handouts, materials and links for web editors.

Online Photo Editing Sites

Online Photo Editing Tools


These online tools can be used to cleanup, resize and edit graphics prior to uploading to the website.

External Link Foxbright Photo Editing Site

External Link Pixlr

External Link Adobe Photoshop (requires an account)

External Link Sumo Paint


Accessibility Resources


ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Accessibility Resources

Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate and interact with websites through various accessibility tools.  It is very important that all web pages on the Ottawa Area ISD website are ADA Compliant.  To make sure web pages are following ADA guidelines, ask these questions:

Are the links on the page descriptive?

If NO, then change the link description to something more descriptive.  A link such as "click here" is not descriptive.  A link such as "Accessiblity Resources on the Web" would be very descriptive.

Are there images on the web page?

If YES, then make sure that the Alternative Language Tab (ALT) descriptions for all photos and graphics are provided.

Are there links to documents on the web page?

If YES, then make sure that all documents are in a "readable" format.  If it is a scanned document, it is probably not in a readable format.  This site will assist on how to make documents accessible.  Also make sure that if a plugin is used that there is a clear text link to download the plugin.

Are there any video or audio clips or links on the web page?

If YES, make sure that the media includes captioning and is descriptive or includes a transcript.  It is recommended that videos are loaded to YouTube with Captioning.  Also avoid embedding videos as they may not be readable by accessibility tools.

ADA Compliance Checkers

External Link WAVE Web Accessibility Tool - checks one page at a time and give suggestions


ADA Compliance Resources

External Link National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE)

External Link WebAIM Articles on Accessibility

External Link GSA Government-wide Section 508 Accessibility Program

External Link TechRepublic's Creating an ADA-compliant Website

External Link W3C Accessibility Overview

External Link SB Bart Group Color Contrast Checker

External Link Color Safe Color Checker


Additional Resources

Additional Resources on Website Editing

External Link URL Naming Best Practices

External LinkCreating Good Filenames for Your Web Pages

For Help, please contact:

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Michelle Ready
Educational Services Building
Communications/Integrated Marketing
616-738-8940 x4093
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Greg Shepard
Educational Services Building
Technology Services
616-738-8940 x4052
Educational Services Building
Technology Services/Enterprise Data Systems
616-738-8940 x4052