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POUR Accessibility on Your OER Curation & Authoring

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Date
Friday, November 8, 2019

Time
2:00PM – 4:45PM ET

Location
National #GoOpen Summit: Leading with Pedagogy
Washington, DC

Presenter
Cynthia Curry, AEM Center

Audience
Conference Attendees

Description

Accessibility of an OER means that all students are afforded the same opportunity to learn from a material, regardless of the tools they use for access. Learner variability is the norm, not the exception, so consideration of the ways students interact with digital materials is essential for curating and authoring inclusive OER. With POUR, accessibility is 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.

As a result of this Deep-Dive, participants will:

  • Explain the meaning of accessibility as it applies to digital materials and technologies
  • Understand both the ethical and legal implications related to OER accessibility and learners with disabilities
  • Apply the POUR principles to your existing methods for curating and authoring OER
  • Engage in tools and resources for continued learning and professional development    

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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