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Designing Accessible OERs with POUR

presentation

Date
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Time
4:00PM – 4:30PM ET

Location
15th Annual Open Educaton Conference
Niagara Falls, NY

Presenters
Lynn McCormack and Luis PĂ©rez, AEM Center

Audience
Conference Attendees

Description

This session will explore two key questions: What does accessibility mean? How can OERs and accessibility come together to support learning for all students? The AEM Center will share a number of practical tips for quickly improving the accessibility of openly licensed content through the implementation of the POUR principles for accessible design. With POUR, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines are distilled into four core principles: content needs to be Perceivable with more than one sense, it needs to be Operable with more than one input method, it needs to behave in a clear, consistent and predictable way in order to be Understandable, and it needs to be Robust so that it works well with both current and future platforms and technologies including the assistive technologies many learners with disabilities use to access information

Accessible Educational Materials (AEM)

Print- and technology-based educational materials designed to be usable across the widest range of individual variability.

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Accessibility

Access for all people, including people with disabilities, to web environments.

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Technology

Equipment or system where principal function is creation, conversion, duplication, control, display, interchange, transmission, reception, or broadcast of data.

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