Born Accessible SSP June 6, 2013. Challenge: The Need. 30 million Americans with print disabilities 15-20% in U.S. have language-based disability 285 million people with vision impairment worldwide 115% Increase in request for alternative materials at UC Berkeley in 4 years.
Americans with print disabilities
in U.S. have language-based disability
people with vision impairment worldwide
Increase in request for alternative materials at UC Berkeley in 4 years
$1.1 billionin new edtech financing in 2012
300 millionPotential authors & publishers in the US
more expensive to retrofit for accessibility from print (or print equivalents)
What can you do?
Make sure production practices enable accessibility.
DIAGRAM Content Model
Track: subtitles, description, etc.
Tables & Lists
Accessible EPUB 3 Guidelines: http://idpf.org/accessibility/guidelines/nav.php
About this description
Author: John Doe, Ph.D. in Water Engineering
Target Age: 9-12
Target Grade: 4-7
The image depicts the cycle of water evaporating, turning into clouds, falling back to earth in the form of precipitation and being filtered through sediment.
The image depicts the natural process of evaporation and precipitation and how rain water gets filtered and cleansed through the earth's sediment.
On the left-hand side of the image is a lake...
A weather event such as a rainstorm eventually returns the precipitation to the ground...
The natural filtering agents in the soil...
Annotation added by teacher
In the winter we get snow instead of rain.
Simplified Language Description
The image shows how water becomes clouds, then rain, and then gets cleaned by the soil.
In the upper left corner of the tactile…
Moving front the top left corner of the image
You can add long descriptions to HTML 5!
...MathML be used to improve the accessibility of mathematical and scientific content in core instructional materials ...as the most effective method of providing accessible print instructional materials involving mathematical and scientific content to students who are blind or who have print disabilities.
Empower and educate your content creators.
Make sure your accessible content is discoverable.
And vice versa.
Make sure your production processes enable accessibility.
Empower and educate your authors.
Make your accessible content discoverable.
Director, Product Strategy for Global Literacy
Director, DIAGRAM Center