Learning Objectives

At the end of this module, participants will be able to:


Glossary of Key Terms

Photo of a dictionary definition Alt Tag - Short for alternate text, Alt tag text displays when a user places the mouse over a graphic. Alt tags should convey what the graphic is or about.

Fair Use - A U.S. doctrine that allows for the limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders, such as use for scholarship or review.

Creative Commons - A non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon and legally share.

Copyright infringement - The unauthorized use of material that is covered by copyright law. Involves the violation of the copyright owner's exclusive rights.

Public Domain – Works within the public domain are considered copyright-free. Anyone can use them in any way and for any purpose. To avoid plagiarism, proper attribution to the author or source is still required.

Section 508 – Effective in June 21, 2001, Section 508 requires Federal departments and agencies that develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology to assure that these technologies provide access to information and data for people with disabilities.

Screen Readers - Software applications that work by 'reading' the behind the scenes coding on a web page. Screen readers attempt to identify and interpret what is being displayed on the screen.  This interpretation is then re-presented to the user with text-to-speech, sound icons, or a Braille output device.


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