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Accessibility Makeover: How Faculty Can Improve Access to STEM Content

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Date
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Time
3:45PM – 5:15PM CT

Location
AccessU Conference
Austin, TX

Presenters
Luis PĂ©rez, AEM Center

Audience
Conference Attendees

Description

The four principles of POUR will be applied to STEM-related course content through a series of material makeover demonstrations. Common examples of materials created by K-12 and higher ed STEM faculty will be first displayed in traditional formats, followed by POUR-aligned accessible versions. Skills will include the application of MathML in documents and websites to make mathematical and scientific notation accessible; best practices for writing alt text and descriptions for technical images, charts, and graphics; and creating closed captions and audio descriptions for video.

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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MathML (Mathematical Markup Language)

XML-based markup language used to display mathematical content.

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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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Video Description

Inclusion of verbal or auditory descriptions of on-screen visuals intended to describe important details not contained from main audio output.

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