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POURing Accessibility into AEM: Tips and Tricks


Thursday, January 31, 2019

9:20AM – 10:50AM ET

ATIA 2019
Orlando, FL

Luis PĂ©rez, AEM Center

Conference Attendees


Powerpoint slides, Google Docs, videos and classroom blogs and websites; just a few examples of materials utilized in educational settings that may erect barriers to learning when they are not accessible to everyone. This session will explore best practices in providing these vital educational materials in a variety of formats to increase learner impact. Participants will learn how to make materials that are Perceivable, Operable, Understandable and Robust (POUR) by adding alternative text to images, captioning videos, making documents easier to navigate through the implementation of proper heading structure and descriptive links, and much more. Hands-on activities will help participants leave the session with confidence that they can get started with first steps for accessibility, and the shared AEM Center resources provided will provide ongoing learning support following the session.

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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Alt Tag (alternative text)

Brief description of a single image designed to be read by a screenreader as an alternative to the image.

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

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