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JISC Techdis - Invest in Yourself - Free Resources

JISC Techdis - Invest in Yourself - Free Resources | Accessible online learning: supporting disabled students | Scoop.it

Free online workshops run by JISC TechDis . Awareness raising, training opportunities and live "accessibility clinic" discussions with links to a range of supporting resources and opportunities. See the Spring Term programme. 


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iTitle: Full circle with Twitter subtitle playback in YouTube (ALT-C 2010 Keynotes) – MASHe

In March 2009 Tony Hirst posted a solution for Twitter Powered Subtitles for Conference Audio/Videos on Youtube.

 

[Considering the potential with regard to accessibility and collaborating on Descriptive Video - Clem]

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Accessibility and Reduced Resource Utilization | Karl Groves

This blog post is part of a series of posts discussing the Business Case for Accessibility.
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Rising to a difficult challenge: the European School of Volunteering | Openlearning & the voluntary sector

Rising to a difficult challenge: the European School of Volunteering | Openlearning & the voluntary sector | Accessible online learning: supporting disabled students | Scoop.it

I’ve recently been very impressed by some free courses offered by the online European School of Volunteering (EVS), a collaboration between Spanish, Romanian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Greek and Italian organizations that was established as part of the 2011 Year of Volunteering.

 

New technologies for senior citizens


Course objectives: Ageing populations pose major economic, budgetary and social challenges. New technologies, addressing solutions for distant monitoring services are a social necessity and a field of great interest for the world of volunteering. The modules are:

Ageing Population (2 Hours).
New Technologies for Assisted-Independent Living (10 Hours)
Application and Case Studies (4 Hours)

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Voice choices Survey

Voice choices Survey | Accessible online learning: supporting disabled students | Scoop.it

We need students' help in selecting the voice actors who will form the basis of a new, free high quality synthetic speech voice. This will open up the world of free high quality voiced text to speech to everyone in FE, skills and HE sectors.

There are 7 voices each speaking for less than a minute.
Please can you encourage / forward this to students of all ages (or those who work with them) to listen to them and rate them for us - we need responses in by the end of Monday? It's a quick job - only 4 brief questions and a Yes/No recommendation per voice.
Any students' input will be valuable, but especially if you know of any students who are dyslexic or visually impaired or for whom English is not their first language - the prime candidates for text-to-speech software.
Apologies for the rush - we're trying to launch the voice in mid Spring but Christmas makes a hole in the voice recording schedule!

Hear them and rate them at http://tinyurl.com/jtdvoice

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Libraries lead the way providing tools for visually impaired students | EIFL

Libraries lead the way providing tools for visually impaired students | EIFL | Accessible online learning: supporting disabled students | Scoop.it

In addition, EIFL-FOSS programme manager, Simon Ball, with support from JISC TechDis (a UK advisory service providing advice and guidance on accessibility and technology), supplied USB sticks with AccessApps, a suite of over 60 free and open source software, to support writing and reading as well as specific visual and reading disabilities. These tools have also been loaded onto computers in the library thereby giving the visually impaired students another place to study and feel welcome. They were also uploaded onto students’ laptops.

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JISC TechDis Accessibility Essentials

Microsoft® Office 2003/2007
AE1 Making Electronic Documents More Readable
AE2 Writing Accessible Electronic Documents with Microsoft® Word
AE3 Creating Accessible Presentations With Microsoft® Powerpoint
AE4 Making The Most Of PDFs

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Dyslexia Style Guide- About Dyslexia- The British Dyslexia Association

Dyslexia Style Guide- About Dyslexia- The British Dyslexia Association | Accessible online learning: supporting disabled students | Scoop.it

Dyslexia Style Guide

 

This Guide is in three parts:

1. Dyslexia Friendly Text;

2. Accessible Formats;

3. Website design.

 

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How would you go about converting a face to face course to an eLearning format?

How would you go about converting a face to face course to an eLearning format? | Accessible online learning: supporting disabled students | Scoop.it

Several professionals in the Learning industry want to convert their f2f courses into an eLearning format. However, several of them do the same mistake again and again. They believe that by simply moving their content such as PowerPoint presentations, videos, audios, and documents to a Learning Management System that they have converted their face to face courses to an eLearning format. In my opinion, they have convert their traditional courses to an electronic format.


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Xerte - Open Source E-Learning Developer Tools

Xerte - Open Source E-Learning Developer Tools | Accessible online learning: supporting disabled students | Scoop.it
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Google Public Policy Blog: Accessibility: A Progress Report

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WebAIM infographic – accessibility for digital design

WebAIM infographic – accessibility for digital design | Accessible online learning: supporting disabled students | Scoop.it

Sue Watling (always a good read)  blogged this: Good checklist from WebAIM – worth printing and keeping as a reminder of the basics for digital design and development.  Text version available here  http://webaim.org/resources/designers/ ...


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JISC TechDis - News

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JISC TechDis, working with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), is seeking to procure a high quality synthetic speech voice to help bring text to speech (TTS) to the mainstream of educational practice.


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The female voice - we need feedback on free text to speech for post 16 learners

The female voice - we need feedback on free text to speech for post 16 learners | Accessible online learning: supporting disabled students | Scoop.it

Learners recently helped us choose the male voice for text to speech for post 16 learners. We had over 350 responses from a wide range of learning contexts and ages!

Now we need your learner’s to help us select from 7 female voice actors to decide who will form the basis of a new, free high quality synthetic speech voice. With a high quality female voice to supplement the male voice we hope to open up the world of free high quality text to speech to everyone in FE, skills and HE sectors. We’ve got a range of voices with a good mix of regional accents to select from.

 

It’s quick, its easy, its online and the deadline is 21st December…

There are 7 voices each speaking for less than a minute and you can listen to them all and score them at http://tinyurl.com/jtdVoice2

 

Please can you forward this to your best contacts working directly with learners to ask them to invite / encourage / cajole students to listen to them and rate them for us in before the end of term and certainly before 21st December? It’s a quick job – only 4 questions and a Yes/No recommendation per voice.

Once again, apologies for the rush – we’re trying to work around Christmas!

Many thanks


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Accessibility Guide for Teachers - Accessibility - Implementation - E-standards for Training

This guide has been designed to provide an introduction to web accessibility requirements for VET teachers and trainers wanting to improve the accessibility of e-learning content and systems.


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Vodafone Foundation Smart Accessibility Awards winners 2011

Vodafone Foundation Smart Accessibility Awards winners 2011...

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UX Movement - Articles on Interface Design

UX Movement - Articles on Interface Design | Accessible online learning: supporting disabled students | Scoop.it
UX Movement is a user experience blog that's devoted to improving the way designers and developers design and make user interfaces.
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Using Evernote and Skitch Together for Learning and Practicing Sign Language

Using Evernote and Skitch Together for Learning and Practicing Sign Language | Accessible online learning: supporting disabled students | Scoop.it

Laura Lippincott has been learning sign language for the past 30 years. She works for a non-profit organization, interpreting for clients in a variety of settings ranging from doctors’ offices to work environments.

 

Before I realized I could use Evernote and Skitch together for learning new signs, I actually drew them out. I can draw, but drawing people’s hands and faces in 2-D is pretty time-consuming. When I realized I could use Evernote to take a picture of hands and then use Skitch to show which way they were moving, the pieces all fell into place for me. Here are some of the ways Evernote and Skitch work beautifully together in the context of my work:

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Translate text into phonetic script

Translate text into phonetic script | Accessible online learning: supporting disabled students | Scoop.it

I always believe that the best sites and web tools are the simplest, and this is certainly the case with Phonetizer. It's a really easy to use tool that takes and text and adds the phonetic spelling below it.


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I'm tired of monkeyin' around!

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Creating Accessible Presentations

JISC Techdis Accessibility Essentials 3 Basic Pack...

Using Microsoft PowerPoint Accessibly within Teaching and Learning
This section examines the reasons why Microsoft PowerPoint can be used to support learners and also how the techniques described can be best used within different teaching and learning environments.

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Make your website or blog talk for free!

Make your website or blog talk for free! | Accessible online learning: supporting disabled students | Scoop.it

Ready-to-use plugins for WordPress, Joomla, TypePad, Blogger etc: 30 seconds needed to make your web site/blog talk!

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An Introductory Set of Accessible Mobile Applications | Yahoo! Accessibility

An Introductory Set of Accessible Mobile Applications | Yahoo! Accessibility | Accessible online learning: supporting disabled students | Scoop.it
Discover the world of accessible applications. This article spotlights mobile applications that solve problems, raise awareness, and are useful to everyone, regardless of disability.
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WebGL Bookcase

WebGL Bookcase | Accessible online learning: supporting disabled students | Scoop.it
Browse thousands of titles from Google Books.
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25 Incredible Technologies for the Learning Disabled | Best Colleges Online

25 Incredible Technologies for the Learning Disabled | Best Colleges Online | Accessible online learning: supporting disabled students | Scoop.it
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accessibility and inclusion: You say you want a revolution? mobile ...

accessibility and inclusion: You say you want a revolution? mobile ... | Accessible online learning: supporting disabled students | Scoop.it
TechDis recommendations on accessibility and mobile and wireless technologies: Explore the benefits of mobile and wireless learning – mobile devices provide another tool in the toolbag. Encourage learners to feed back on ...

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