Library & Information Technology Services Blog

News, Updates, and Information about LITS Resources and Services

Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6pm – midnight

Routine system maintenance will occur tomorrow (Thursday) from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. For more information on LITS System Maintenance: http://www.brynmawr.edu/lits/system-maintenance-policy. Please contact the Help Desk with questions, help@brynmawr.edu, 610-526-7440, or lits.brynmawr.edu.

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Windows 11 Testing: Call for volunteers

Help LITS improve our Windows 11 image before it is rolled out for all new College devices! The more folks we have test, the more confident we can be that all will function as expected when we start making the transition. Volunteer by emailing help@brynmawr.edu with the subject line “Windows 11 Testing Volunteer” and please include […]

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Keep Calm and Check Accessibility Week 9: PDF Accessibility Step 1, Make Accessible

PDFs by their nature are not accessible. Whenever you can, it is best to use a Microsoft Word document instead of a PDF. However, in the case where a PDF is your only option, there are steps you can do to make it as accessible as possible. Create an Accessible PDF from Scratch The best […]

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VPN Outage TONIGHT (4/8) from 10pm – midnight

In order to address an underlying server issue, LITS will be doing emergency maintenance on our VPN this evening (April 8th) from 10pm – midnight. During this time, community members will be unable to access their home directories and network file shares from off-campus. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. Once the maintenance is […]

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Keep Calm and Check Accessibility Week 8: PowerPoints

PowerPoint has the same accessibility checker at Microsoft Word. All of the same accessibility principles that you have learned throughout this challenge also apply to PowerPoints. However, in addition, there are a few extra things you must check for regarding accessibility in PowerPoints. Slide Titles Each slide must have a slide title that is unique […]

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RESOLVED: Community Members Unable to Login to Some Bryn Mawr Services

Update, 9:40pm: Community members should now be able to log in to all services. Thank you for your patience while we resolved the issue. If you are still having trouble, or if you have any questions, please reach out to the Help Desk. Starting this evening (April 2), community members are unable to log in […]

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Keep Calm and Check Accessibility Week 7: Accessible Tables

When using a table in your document, it’s important to create an accessible one. To create an accessible table, you must use the in-built table tool for it to be accessible. Do not draw a table! Screen reader users do not see the entire table at once, but instead navigate tables cell by cell. For […]

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Change to EZBorrow Login Method

Great news! Starting today, community members will now use their College username and password to login to and request books from EZborrow rather than their OneCard barcode. Please note that you will also be presented with a Duo prompt after you enter your credentials. If you have any questions or concerns, please email circulation@brynmawr.edu.  

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Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6pm – midnight

Routine system maintenance will occur tomorrow (Thursday) from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. For more information on LITS System Maintenance: http://www.brynmawr.edu/lits/system-maintenance-policy. Please contact the Help Desk with questions, help@brynmawr.edu, 610-526-7440, or lits.brynmawr.edu.

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Emergency Maintenance on Moodle – Tuesday, Mar 22

LITS will be performing emergency maintenance on Moodle at 8 PM on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. The upgrade will address security vulnerabilities. The upgrade should last less than 10 minutes, and people who are already logged in should experience minimal disruption during that time. Please contact the Help Desk with any questions or concerns: help@brynmawr.edu […]

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Keep Calm and Check Accessibility Week 6: Descriptive Hyperlinks

Just as people who use screen readers can skim pages by navigating via headings, so too can they navigate through a document just by links. This picture shows someone using the router feature in VoiceOver (a screen reader). On this webpage the user has used the router to isolate all the links, so then they […]

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Keep Calm and Check Accessibility Week 5: Bulleted Lists vs Numbered Lists

When a person who uses a screen reader approaches a list, the screen reader will announce that there is a list and will announce what kind of list it is- a bulleted or numbered list. For this reason, it’s important to use the in-built bulleted list and numbered list formatting options in Word to make […]

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