Saturday, May 09, 2015

Accessible Web Based E-Books for Education

I will be speaking on "Accessible Web Based E-Books for Education", at the A11y Bytes Canberra, as part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, 6.00pm 20 May 2015 (register for free).
"In 2008 the Australian Computer Society commissioned an e-leaning course on reducing greenhouse gas emissions using computers. The course is offered via the web using the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS), through ACS Virtual College, from Open Universities Australia, the Australian National University and Athabasca University (Canada). The notes are available with the courses as a simple Moodle eBook, web pages, an Amazon Kindle eBook, ePub eBook, or an IMS Content Package. Using a subset of HTML to prepare the material allowed it to be easily ported before formats , as well as making it easier to download on a mobile device and on a slow link. The format also makes the content more accessible."
There are also events on digital accessibility in Sydney and Melbourne on 20 July and an all day conference on digital accessibility in Sydney, 22 July.

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