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Developments in accessible content | JISC RSC Scotland Inclusion

Developments in accessible content | JISC RSC Scotland Inclusion | ILSIG | Scoop.it
This article has been written whilst preparing for our forthcoming joint forum bringing together key protagonists from the LibTech and the Inclusion in eLearning forums. This event takes place on Thursday 17th November in ...
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Apple again raise the accessibility bar with OS X switch control | Opening Accessibility

Apple again raise the accessibility bar with OS X switch control | Opening Accessibility | ILSIG | Scoop.it
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Use of switch technology - far more powerful than many realise.

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My College Student Induction, Facilitating Access & Inclusion at ...

My College Student Induction, Facilitating Access & Inclusion at ... | ILSIG | Scoop.it
Utilising the Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle), the in-house skills of the eLearning Technologist and Marketing team, the new online resource, My College, provides greater access and inclusion for all Motherwell College's stakeholders.
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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 ...

Via Drs Fernette and Brock Eide at DyslexicAdvantage.com, Angela C. Dowd
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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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Drs Fernette and Brock Eide at DyslexicAdvantage.com's curator insight, January 22, 2013 11:41 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 12:48 PM
Lovely video...thanks...never heard that John Lennon had dyslexia but it makes sense.
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IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center | Developer guidelines | Web checklist

Developer guidelines for Web checklist
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A list of considerations for web developers working with IBM to meet accessibility standards. Sensible, Meaningful, Achievable, Realistic and Timely i.e. SMART approach to accessibility. Thx to Martyn Cooper for spotting it.

 

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Inclusive teaching

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This section covers all aspects of effective inclusive teaching. This main page includes links to further resources on assessment and support for disabled students
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An exemplar section of a site from the Open University for promoting an inclusive approach to learning and teaching.

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Creating and editing audio at Brooklands College

Creating and editing audio at Brooklands College | ILSIG | Scoop.it
I recently visited Brooklands College in deepest Surrey. Lorraine Crossland’s team there is working on one of the JISC TechDis Ambassador programmes and my role for the day was to observe, report and deliver a little training.
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A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education

A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education | ILSIG | Scoop.it
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Angela C. Dowd's comment, February 26, 2013 12:27 PM
Love the info-graphic...thanks.
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Alternative Formats: Academic libraries, publishers and accessibility Part 2 - Librarians are positive

Alternative Formats: Academic libraries, publishers and accessibility Part 2 - Librarians are positive | ILSIG | Scoop.it

After surveying over 300 professionals, technology service provider Appirio determined that most people are far more social personally than they are at work.


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(Open) Badging courses created by the community | JISC RSC Scotland e-Assessment

(Open) Badging courses created by the community | JISC RSC Scotland e-Assessment | ILSIG | Scoop.it

After surveying over 300 professionals, technology service provider Appirio determined that most people are far more social personally than they are at work.


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Pauline Farrell's curator insight, June 19, 2013 9:00 AM

anther one worth tracking over the next 6 to 12 months

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The top 20 data visualisation tools via @gconole

The top 20 data visualisation tools via @gconole | ILSIG | Scoop.it

From simple charts to complex maps and infographics, Brian Suda's round-up of the best – and mostly free – tools has everything you need to bring your data to life...

A common question is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practice – and to practice, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, get introduced to 20 different tools for creating visualisations...


Via Lauren Moss, Baiba Svenca, Jenny Pesina, João Greno Brogueira, Louise Robinson-Lay, Luciana Viter, Maria Margarida Correia, juandoming
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Randy Rebman's curator insight, January 28, 2013 12:33 PM

This looks like it might be a good source for integrating infographics into the classroom.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, March 12, 2013 3:40 AM

A great tool for building infographics.

Caroline Matet's curator insight, April 22, 2013 4:08 PM

Le top 20 des outils pour faire ses propres data visualisations

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15 Special Needs organizations to follow on Twitter | Friendship ...

15 Special Needs organizations to follow on Twitter | Friendship ... | ILSIG | Scoop.it
Even if you are not actively on the social network, Twitter is a great place to find special needs resources. In the past ...
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Badge System Design: Validity, Credibility, and Reliability

Badge System Design: Validity, Credibility, and Reliability | ILSIG | Scoop.it

The validity of open badges is perhaps one of the key concerns raised when I discuss them. I think this article proposes some useful ways for considering this, focusing on how notions of credibility and reliability inform our perception of what is, or is not valid...

 

'The question of validity is posed fairly commonly.* It goes something like this, “How can we ensure that the badges have a sense of validity?” or “Who will vet them?” or “How will we know that they’re worthwhile badges issued from reputable sources?”

 

There is a good deal of subtext embedded in these seemingly simple questions. And bound into that subtext is an unwitting/unacknowledged acceptance of the sociocultural status quo. That tacit acceptance should be unpacked and considered. How does any organization achieve validity? How do standards become standards? When the landscape is unknown, how do you learn to trust anything?'


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“Technologists have the responsibility to make education accessible ...

“Technologists have the responsibility to make education accessible ... | ILSIG | Scoop.it
Mar Pérez Sanagustín, along with Alejandro Martínez and Carlos Delgado Kloos, recently won the prize for the best demo at the European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) for their project, “etiquetAR: Tagging Learning ....
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Sensible use of QR codes can extend the range of information available to the student and provide access to content which may have been more difficult in the past.

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AUDIO | Exploring the Uses of Digital Badges

AUDIO | Exploring the Uses of Digital Badges | ILSIG | Scoop.it

Via grainnehamilton
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'Badges' offer flexible routes to assemble evidence of experience which is naturally occuring in the workplace or elsewhere. Higher Education can utilise these in novel ways but initial resistance seems to stem from the 'badge' as a trivial item, thereby misunderstanding how it can capture and share experience. Once settled with a few worthy examples, I hope the potential can be exploited across disciplines - beyond the boundaries of the institution.

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grainnehamilton's curator insight, June 19, 2013 5:33 AM

Interview with Daniel Hickey, Director of Learning Sciences at Indiana University, where he discusses his study on how Open Badges could be used to recognise, assess, motivate and evaluate learning, including the potential impact on peer learning.

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Henshaws College and Jisc launch an accessible YouTube website | Harrogate-News

Henshaws College and Jisc launch an accessible YouTube website | Harrogate-News | ILSIG | Scoop.it
Henshaws College in Harrogate has launched an accessible version of YouTube, which was funded by Jisc through Jisc Advance. It allows people with learning difficulties and disabilities to use this mainstream technology independently.
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This handy resource is ideal for users with low vision and/or dexterity problems.

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terrymc's curator insight, February 19, 2013 4:29 AM

This handy resource is ideal for users with low vision and/or dexterity problems. It's also great for teaching, as its interface is clear throughout the room.

Angela C. Dowd's comment, February 26, 2013 12:00 PM
I tried it out and like the simple interface and large type...also large icons. It's probably also good for anyone who is a senior and has lost vision.
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Alt Text & Universal Design | P2PU Archive

Alt Text & Universal Design | P2PU Archive | ILSIG | Scoop.it

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alistairm 's curator insight, December 12, 2012 9:52 AM

A very practical set of free courses on making images and ultimedia accessible to visually impaired people. Free online resource with lots of follow-off links.

Angela C. Dowd's comment, February 26, 2013 12:10 PM
So glad this is being taught now...I have written alt tags that were about appearance and not meaning in the past just because I didn't know any better. WebAim is a good resource too.
alistairm 's comment, February 26, 2013 12:16 PM
Sometimes the problem is that people feel they have to provide all the info rather than focusing on learning objectives. Standardistas don't always help - the number of times I've seen people insist that audio needs a full transcript for deaf people but since most deaf people are print impaired by virtue of working in a second language why would anyone subject them to redundant extra text instead of summarising the important bits (which - actually - would be welcomed by many other users too!).
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Speed dates with computer voices

Speed dates with computer voices | ILSIG | Scoop.it
Lee Ridley's new comedy sketch explores what it is like to go speed dating when you don't have a voice and have to use a machine to deliver your chat up lines.
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Illustrates one of the reasons why we need voices like TechDis Jess and Jack. http://www.jisctechdis.ac.uk/techdis/technologymatters/voices

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Best Practices For Planning A Content Curation Strategy By Steve Rosenbaum [Video]

No principally inclusion but an important part of the landscape.

 

This presentation will explore how to plan a video curation strategy, how to determine what sources are appropriate for your visitors, and how you invite and curate user-generated and user-submitted content.

 

From article on Streamingmedia.com:

"Curation can solve the problem of abundance online, Steven Rosenbaum explained at the recent Streaming Media East conference in New York City. While creative professionals occasionally disagree with curation, it's a way for site owners to present strong material to site visitors and cut through the clutter.

"Content curators are distributors of collections," explained Rosenbaum.

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That's the abundance problem. If you went ahead and made all the curators in the world go away, you'd still have this signal-to-noise problem that we laid out at the beginning of the talk. So, absolutely no way is curation the thing that is the enemy of creation."

 

A well-planned content curation strategy doesn't simply present a list of videos to site visitors. It presents a collection with personality. When curating materials to present, think about the persona that makes that collection unique..."

 

Read full article here:

http://www.streamingmedia.com/Articles/Editorial/Featured-Articles/What-a-Curation-Strategy-Can-Do-for-Video-Sites-85182.aspx

 

Watch full video (1 hour about) here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpncJd1v1k4


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Guillaume Decugis's comment, October 3, 2012 11:39 PM
I just love how good a speaker Steve Rosenbaum is. Thanks for sharing!
Guillaume Decugis's comment, October 3, 2012 11:39 PM
I just love how good a speaker Steve Rosenbaum is. Thanks for sharing!
Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, October 4, 2012 12:01 AM
Hi Guillaume, thank you for appreciation about my curated article!
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UK Government cancels Code of Practice on Equality Act for Higher ...

UK Government cancels Code of Practice on Equality Act for Higher ... | ILSIG | Scoop.it
Today I have been writing a section on Disability and Accessibility for a paper for LAK13 entitled “What Can Learning Analytics Contribute to Disabled Students' Learning and to Accessibility in e-Learning Systems?
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How to Make Your Blog Accessible to Blind Readers - American Foundation for the Blind

How to Make Your Blog Accessible to Blind Readers - American Foundation for the Blind | ILSIG | Scoop.it

After surveying over 300 professionals, technology service provider Appirio determined that most people are far more social personally than they are at work.


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Learning Disabilities, Autism and Internet Safety: A Parent's Guide ...

Learning Disabilities, Autism and Internet Safety: A Parent's Guide ... | ILSIG | Scoop.it
There are real benefits to young people with learning disabilities and autism using the internet for learning and social interaction and increasingly the internet caters for their needs with accessible design and simplified language.

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The Fluid Project Blog » Blog Archive » Doing it Differently

Fluid was formed as a open source community back in 2007 to make a long-term impact on the usability and accessibility of the web. From the start, our goal has been to:

Share new design methods that empower users to be co-creators, not just passive consumers of user interfaces Devise new development tools for building software that can adapt to individuals Foster an open source community that welcomes and includes “the rest of us;” the designers, testers, and non-geeks who otherwise wouldn’t get involved in open source

From our experience building real applications over the years, it became clear that today’s software development idioms don’t support this vision of user interfaces that can be easily adapted, transformed, and reconfigured. The software industry’s design patterns and “received wisdom” more often than not result in expensive, brittle, and hard-to-maintain user interfaces that don’t match the needs, preferences, and creativity of users.

 

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Thoughts on Education, Technology and Development: #H810 ...

Thoughts on Education, Technology and Development: #H810 ... | ILSIG | Scoop.it
Not only is education for many the best chance for upward social mobility, it also enriches and empowers people and gives them a sense of achievement and self-fulfilment. In Cambodia ...

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