Does anyone have experience producing slides for a course that are genuinely accessible?
I'd like to use PDF slides to show text, equations, images, tables, and plots in support of a mostly traditional lecture. I'd also like to make those slides available to the students as a study aid (I am not following any particular textbook). I would like this material to be as accessible as possible to Blind and Visually Impaired students. Anyone have any advice or experience?
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Have you ever, as the first author of an academic journal publication, at the request of a peer reviewer, added an analysis, an extra experiment, or something to a paper that you felt decreased the quality of the finished product or distracted from the paper's main message?
A recent book in my field has a novel structure. There are three authors. Each contributes a chapter to each of fours parts. Part 1 describes a sort of view that they all endorse. In part 2 each defends their particular view. In part 3, each one criticises the other two. In part 4, each one writes a short response to the criticisms.
I believe the plan was for four authors.
I think that it works well. I haven't seen anybody else attempt it.
I think the best option I have found is mathastext.sty (with the italic option). Everything works and nothing looks too odd.
I have some simple formalism in a paper I'm going to present. When I make slides with the Metropolis Beamer theme the math mode text is in Computer Modern which looks very strange mixed in with Fira Sans. I haven't found a satisfactory solution to this.
I have read bits of it, and encountered ideas from it, now I am finally planning to read Sperber & Wilson's 'Relevance' properly.
The back cover has an endorsement by Umberto Eco.
I just had a paper rejected by a Springer journal. The email included this:
'Message from Springer Nature, publisher of Philosophical Studies:
Although your manuscript was not suitable for Philosophical Studies,
Springer Nature is keen to help you find a suitable journal to publish your manuscript from our portfolio of over 2,600 journals.
One of our Submission Editorial Advisors will be in touch shortly to help you find the most relevant journal for your manuscript.'
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