BCcampus in British Columbia is hosting a webinar Oct. 14 on "Creating Accessible #OER in Pressbooks": https://bccampus.ca/event/creating-accessible-oer-in-pressbooks/ #a11y
I'm editing an open book available publicly available on web & also downloadable in PDF & ebook. I have a question about the accessibility of how I'm doing premises and conclusions for philosophical arguments with ordered lists <ol>. Please see this post (replies here or there welcome!) #a11y https://www.rebus.community/t/logic-ed-benjamin-martin/625/37
Just learned about this handbook for making complex visual images such as charts, diagrams, mathematical graphs, and more. It's super helpful for anyone posting educational content online! Plus, it's #CC licensed. #a11y https://www.pcc.edu/instructional-support/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2017/11/complex-images.pdf
I'm editing a series of open textbooks for Philosophy courses, and am learning a lot along the way. Here is a blog post about some things I've learned about accessibility and publishing open textbooks on the Pressbooks platform: http://blogs.ubc.ca/chendricks/2020/01/11/accessibility-open-textbooks/ #OER #OpenTextbooks #a11y
Earlier today I asked about accessibility of PDFs produced with LaTeX. Should just have done a web search of course. Here is one post that suggests making them fulfill accessibility requirements (in Europe) is challenging, and in the case of creating tagged PDFs, may require compiling to html & MathML: https://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~ucahmto/elearning/latex/2019/05/06/accessibility-regulations.html #a11y
Question: are PDFs created with LaTeX accessible? #a11y
This is great news! BCcampus (a provincial organization working on higher ed issues in British Columbia, Canada) is piloting an #accessibility tool to help faculty and staff check materials they put on their course websites: https://bccampus.ca/2018/06/26/automating-accessibility-a-bccampus-sandbox-pilot-project/
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