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Using HTML5 and Javascript to Deliver Accessible Supplemental Materials: Demonstration 1 (Human Genome Project)

Using HTML5 and Javascript to Deliver Accessible Supplemental Materials: Demonstration 1 (Human Genome Project) | Accessibility Awareness and Online Learning | Scoop.it
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This is fascinating. If you have a mac with speech recognition software of a screenreader you can try it out. It's a project by NCAM (National Center for Accessible Media)—WGBH Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family.

 

On the right side of the video, glossary entries, images with long descriptions, and Wikipedia entries appear that are available both visually and to screenreaders. Video descriptions on important screen activity are available only to screen readers. There are ways to pause and start manually using keyboard commands. It's sonsored by Reader's Digest Partners for Sight Foundation.

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Webinars | Diagram Center

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Here's a link to a recent webinar from the Diagram Center. It explains a free online book called the Accessible Image Sample Book. The webinar demonstrates ways to use the Sample Book to make all images accessible...including math images. It's wonderful to see caring organizations working together to offer accessible solutions for all learners. The webinar already took place and is available here.
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Meeting Registration

ReadyTalk's web conferencing and audio conferencing solutions are intuitive to use, simple to join, and easy on the budget. Contact us today for successful web meetings and conference calls.
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The Diagram Center is offering a webinar to demonstrate a new (coming soon) free online resource, "Accessible Image Sample Book". The presenters are Elaine Ober (Pearson) and Lucia Hasty (Rocky Mountain Braille Associates). The online book can be used as a guide when creating accessible images for digital books and publications.
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DIAGRAM Center Community

Latest news and discussion from the R&D community revolutionizing accessible images
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The Diagram Center Blog is a good place to find updates on accessibility standards for online publishing and other cutting edge developments.

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Using HTML5 and Javascript to Deliver Accessible Supplemental Materials: Demonstration 1 (Human Genome Project)

Using HTML5 and Javascript to Deliver Accessible Supplemental Materials: Demonstration 1 (Human Genome Project) | Accessibility Awareness and Online Learning | Scoop.it
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This is fascinating. If you have a mac with speech recognition software of a screenreader you can try it out. It's a project by NCAM (National Center for Accessible Media)—WGBH Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family.

 

On the right side of the video, glossary entries, images with long descriptions, and Wikipedia entries appear that are available both visually and to screenreaders. Video descriptions on important screen activity are available only to screen readers. There are ways to pause and start manually using keyboard commands. It's sonsored by Reader's Digest Partners for Sight Foundation.

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New Research Validates Effectiveness of Adaptive Learning

New Research Validates Effectiveness of Adaptive Learning | Accessibility Awareness and Online Learning | Scoop.it
Study Shows 15% Improvement in Success Rate for Students Using Adaptive Learning Courseware It wasn't long ago that adaptive learning was a relatively.
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This is a good read about new ways to personalize the learning experience for different types of learner.

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Best Practices for Integrating Accessible Images into Ebooks & DTBs

If you are involved in the production of ebooks, you won't want to miss this overview of how to make sure the books you create are both accessible and discov...
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Watching this video brought me up to date on creating accessible pdfs and eBooks. It also provided some context for the accessibility terms and  acronyms that seem to turn up so often with no descriptions.  

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Accessibility Links / NCAM

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Here are some helpful links on accessibility from the National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM). The NCAM site is filled with wonderful information.

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Medical Dictation Transcription Software | Voice Recognition & Speech Understanding Technology,Software and Solutions

Medical Dictation Transcription Software | Voice Recognition & Speech Understanding Technology,Software and Solutions | Accessibility Awareness and Online Learning | Scoop.it
Scribe Technologies is a pioneer in providing Turnkey Dictation & Transcription Management Solutions.
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This sounds like a good service to use for creating accurate transcripts for video.

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Supports for Using AIM | National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials

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This site is about Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) and offers tips to educators, students and families.

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Best Practices for Authoring Accessible Images. DIAGRAM Center Webinar

This DIAGRAM Center Webinar will help you become more knowledgeable and a leader in your field. Sign up now! Here's the link: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=n3bc9ksg7nlx

"Best Practices for Authoring Accessible Images” - Thursday, April 25, 2013 9:30 a.m. Pacific - 12:30 p.m. Eastern

Experts Geoff Freed (NCAM) and Bryan Gould (WBGH) will take you through 90-minutes of best practices, authoring tools and ways to integrate quality digital images into eBooks and digital talking books.

 


Via Valerie Chernek
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I signed up....thank you Valerie for sharing! Over the years I have learned that just naming something in an "Alt" tag is not enough...though there is so much I still need to learn. I once got feedback on a video I had designed for Blind Babies Foundation that was viewed by people with vision impairment and also by those who could only listen. I put a description into the video images, had captions and a script. What was missing was a description of the visual images that provided context and metaphor for those who were only listening to the video.

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Valerie Chernek's comment, April 22, 2013 2:20 PM
Hi Angela! thank you for the great comments. I forwarded to the DIAGRAM Center. Keep em coming!
Angela C. Dowd's comment, April 26, 2013 6:16 PM
OK...there is a lot to learn about this topic.
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AEA Video: Scott Jehl – Interacting Responsibly (and Responsively!)

AEA Video: Scott Jehl – Interacting Responsibly (and Responsively!) | Accessibility Awareness and Online Learning | Scoop.it
Multi-device development is hard to do well. Scott Jehl is a pioneer in doing it well.
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A presentation at "An Event Apart" by Filament Group’s Scott Jehl. This video is more for developers of accessible content, though it is informative for all designers as well.

 

Scott's travels around the world made him more aware of accessibility issues...awareness gained from "walking in someone else's shoes".

 

He talked about the need to make performance and reliability a priority and also about not being presumptuous about users. Long but informative.

 

Helpful notes on this presentation can be found here:

http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?1565

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WebPlatform.org — Your Web, documented

WebPlatform.org — Your Web, documented | Accessibility Awareness and Online Learning | Scoop.it
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A great resource that explains what accessibility is and why it is so important (could be used to educate a client). Also a place to find resource links on designing and developing accessible content. It was launched last year by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)—an international community working together to develop web standards.

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'I AM DYSLEXIC' short documentary

Follow Me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/ThomJDavies Humorous and tender stories told from the point of view of people who actually have dyslexia (not ...

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Drs Fernette and Brock Eide at DyslexicAdvantage.com's curator insight, January 22, 2013 8:41 AM

Great to see more people sharing their dyslexia stories, how they found what they really had a passion for, and grew in confidence.

Angela C. Dowd's comment, February 26, 2013 9:48 AM
Lovely video...thanks...never heard that John Lennon had dyslexia but it makes sense.
terrymc's curator insight, March 3, 2013 3:09 PM

Why it is important to bear these issues in mind when technologies are used to deliver learning and teaching. These student can learn just like anyone else, they just need to have their difficulties understood.

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Captioning Guidelines » Web Accessibility » 4All » Tech Ease

Captioning Guidelines » Web Accessibility » 4All » Tech Ease: According to the National Association of the Deaf, about 37 million people in the U.S. have some type of hearing loss. For those who have a hearing impairment, closed captioning is essential for ensuring equal access to information. This tutorial covers some of the guidelines in the Captioning Key for Educational Media prepared by the National Association of the Deaf.
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Good source for Closed Captioning guidelines...
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Digital Classrooms - Online Video

Digital Classrooms - Online Video | Accessibility Awareness and Online Learning | Scoop.it
A digital resource book to help teachers exploit online video technology in learning.
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safaa mostafa's curator insight, January 2, 10:08 PM
nice
reuvenwerber's curator insight, January 3, 12:22 AM

Crowdfunding a Digital ebook on Online video in education.

Alexandra Koukoumialou's curator insight, January 3, 12:45 AM

Great resolution, Nik! Way to go :-)

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Webinars

Digital Image and Graphic Resources for Accessible Materials
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Training Resources from the DIAGRAM Center, A Benetech Literacy Solution. Links about accessibility tools and best practices. Great information on describing complex images for accessibility.

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WATCH: How A Colorblind Cyborg 'Hears' Color

WATCH: How A Colorblind Cyborg 'Hears' Color | Accessibility Awareness and Online Learning | Scoop.it
I don't feel that I'm using technology, I don't feel that I'm wearing technology, I feel that I am technology. I don't perceive my antenna as a device, I perceive it as a part of my body, I perceive it as an organ.
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About a completely color blind guy (sees only in B&W) who developed a chip and gizmo to hear color. Really interesting.

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20 BYOD Resources For The 21st Century Schools

20 BYOD Resources For The 21st Century Schools | Accessibility Awareness and Online Learning | Scoop.it
20 BYOD Resources For The 21st Century Schools

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Thanks for this scoop! The TeachThought site has helpful links related to students bringing their own devices (BYOD). I think it's important to find ways to resolve problems around BYOD because having a device you are comfortable using adds value.

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alistairm 's curator insight, July 24, 2013 3:23 AM

Useful summary of lots of different articles on Bring Your Own Device learning. Mainly US based examples.

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DIAGRAM Center

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Digital Image and Graphic Resources for Accessible Materials
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The DIAGRAM Center has been established by the US Department of Education (Office of Special Education Programs). On this site you'll find helpful information about standards, tools and software development. training and outreach, research, collaboration and community. I just watched a wonderful webinar...I'll add it in a scoop.

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A very clear and accurate visual description of a dilemma that can shift now that we have more options with digital publishing.

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Strengthening Self-Image in Dyslexic Students

Strengthening Self-Image in Dyslexic Students | Accessibility Awareness and Online Learning | Scoop.it

Psychologist Michael Ryan and his tips for strengthening self image: recognizing MIND strengths, identifying passions and interests, and encouragement.



Via Drs Fernette and Brock Eide at DyslexicAdvantage.com
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This is good information. Finding a way to connect with your child's interests can sometimes be challenging...but it's essential. Praising just enough and using the right words for the moment is an art form.

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Angela C. Dowd's comment, May 17, 2013 10:34 AM
Thanks...this puts a lot into perspective.
DyslexicIT's curator insight, May 23, 2013 11:17 PM

After years at school feeling failure every hour of every day - building self-esteem is vital.

Hayley Groff's curator insight, December 8, 2013 8:45 PM

Very true! 

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Accommodations and modifications: Wait, they’re not the same? — National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities


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It's good to know the definitions and how they apply...

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Psychiatry 'Bible' to Add PTSD for Kids - ABC News

Psychiatry 'Bible' to Add PTSD for Kids - ABC News | Accessibility Awareness and Online Learning | Scoop.it
Psychiatry 'Bible' to Add PTSD for Kids
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When the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-5, is published in May, a small section could alter the lives of millions of children.
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I think this will will reveal a lot about learning problems that turn into “disabilities” because PTSD is left undiagnosed and untreated in young children. There’s also secondary PTSD for children of parents with PTSD…it’s real.

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Modern Web Accessibility - We have to stop FUD accessibility

Modern Web Accessibility - We have to stop FUD accessibility | Accessibility Awareness and Online Learning | Scoop.it
3 day all-inclusive accessibility workshop, June 17th–19th, early bird 899€
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This blog by Eric Eggert advocates opening the lines of communication between the accessibility community and designers and developers.

 

Eric defines FUD as:

 

Fear: “You will be sued if your site isn’t accessible.”


Uncertainty: “You will have missed something in the process anyway, see my totally different example here!”

Doubt: “You don’t have enough knowledge anyway.”

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ebooks and accessibility; "readable with eyes, ears and fingers"

ebooks and accessibility; "readable with eyes, ears and fingers" | Accessibility Awareness and Online Learning | Scoop.it
Last week I attended the one-day conference "E-books and accessibility : ugly duckling or adolescent swan?" at Senate House in London. This was an excellent event organised by JISC TechDis, EDItEUR...

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Margaret McKay's curator insight, February 26, 2013 4:08 AM

An excellent article from ebooks@cambridge who provide a synopsis of the eBooks and Accessibiltiy event organised by @Jisc Techdis in February 2013. 

 

terrymc's curator insight, February 27, 2013 2:54 AM

I'd like to discover more case studies of this is practice in a range of disciplines, to hear how effective different appraoches are in context.

Angela C. Dowd's comment, February 27, 2013 9:45 AM
This is a wonderful article. I'd like to learn more. Scanning existing books for learners with disabilities is a first step in making content accessible. Hopefully eBook publishers will create books that are well designed visually, using space, images and semantic structure. And hopefully school budgets will see the advantage of purchasing these types of eBooks.