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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS). a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre. What do we do?. Convert learning materials into alternate formats (reverse engineering) Advocate best accessibility practices Evaluation of hardware, software, websites & LMS’

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

What do we do?

Convert learning materials into alternate formats (reverse engineering)

Advocate best accessibility practices

Evaluation of hardware, software, websites & LMS’

Research effectiveness of new technologies (evidence)

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

What is an eBook?

The Oxford Dictionary of English defines the e-book as "an electronic version of a printed book,”but e-books can and do exist without any printed equivalent. E-books are usually read on dedicated hardware devices known as e-Readers or e-book devices. Personal computers and some cell phones can also be used to read e-books.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EBook

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

eBook Sales to Hit $1 Billion By Year's End, $3 Billion by 2015

8/11/10 Amazon's ebook sales eclipse paperbacks for the first time28/1/11Ebook sales in the US double year-on-year, paper books suffer double-digit losses

20/3/11

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

Online shoppers write unhappy ending for Borders, Angus & Robertson18/2/11Future of book shops in doubt

4/3/11

Do bookshops have a future?

14/1/11

Is there a future for books and bookshops?

5/3/11

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

The future of books11/3/2011 smh.com.au …..the University of NSW library is freeing up space by throwing away scholarly journals, encyclopedias, dictionaries, books in foreign languages and texts on psychology, politics and morality because students prefer to do their research online

Electronic book publishing is going to destroy the major chains. The sort of high volume disposable fiction which is their stock in trade, will migrate almost entirely into electronic form over the next 10 years.John Birmingham

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

To put the changes in perspective

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

Dominant Electronic readers

iPad

Kindle

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

iPad:

Tablet computerGlossy LCD screenColourMedia deviceWebEmailMusicVideoMultimedia – appsLarge iPhoneAccessible – voice enabledMulti finger touch screen

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

Kindle:

Predominantly a readerMatt screenMonotone (16 shades of grey)e-ink, electronic paperCan be read in bright lightKeyboard controlled

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

Other Readers:55 listed on Wikipedia

Elonex

iRiver

Cooler

Sony

nook

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

What is an eBook?

Book metaphorCloser to a book than a webpageCoverIndexTurn pagesNo hyperlinks within bookContent not rapidly updated

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

What is an eBook?

Book metaphorConverting print booksThe status of the published bookThe credibility of booksThe aesthetic of books

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

Advantages of eBook?

SpacePortabilityCostFunctionalityMultimediaAccessibilityImmediacy - Distribution

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

What is an eBook?

Functionality:LibraryContentsBrightnessFont size & styleSearch webBookmark

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

Dominant format:ePubis a free and opene-book standard by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). Files have the extension .epub.

EPUB is designed for reflowable content, meaning that the text display can be optimized for the particular display device used by the reader of the EPUB-formatted book. The format is meant to function as a single format that publishers and conversion houses can use in-house, as well as for distribution and sale.(adapted from Wikipedia)

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

Having content ready for eBooksWord docContents PageNo page no’sGraphic format – pngSound files – mp3Video files - Quicktime

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

Having content ready for eBooksCover with large textKeep fonts simple:Arial, HelveticaTimes New RomanSimple LayoutNo centering or indentingAll content justified leftAll content ragged right

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

Having content ready for eBooks

Cover needs to stand out:

- in iPad Library bookshelf

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

Having content ready for eBooks

Cover needs to stand out:

- and on contents page

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

Having content ready for eBooksleft to right then top to bottom

Tertiary education feels the big pinch

October 16, 2010

The education sector was always going to be subject to the negative side of the two-speed economy, along with tourism and other services and whatever manufacturing is left. As mining exports and the resurgent farm sector drive the  dollar to parity with the US dollar and beyond, and the currencies of rival educational host countries such as Britain take a dive, the cost advantage that our universities and colleges had come to take for granted has been eroded.

On top of that, though, education has been hit by two avoidable problems created by our politicians and officials – to the point where it is hitting employment and activity at the high end of the educational pyramid.

Monash University is not some dodgy vocational college getting its just deserts for rorting the student visa system as part of an immigration racket. It is one of the leading eight universities that regularly figure on lists of the top-ranked institutions globally, and a centre of world-leading research. It is now laying off 300 staff and cutting $45 million from its budget, as a result of a slump in overseas student enrolments. Curtin University in Perth, another highly respected institution, is warning of an overall 30 per cent  fall in enrolments by 2015 that could strip 36,000 jobs and $7 billion in revenue from the system.

The education sector was always going to be subject to the negative side of the two-speed economy, along with tourism and other services and whatever manufacturing is left. As mining exports and the resurgent farm sector drive the  dollar to parity with the US dollar and beyond, and the currencies of rival educational host countries such as Britain take a dive, the cost advantage that our universities and colleges had come to take for granted has been eroded.

On top of that, though, education has been hit by two avoidable problems created by our politicians and officials – to the point where it is hitting employment and activity at the high end of the educational pyramid.The education sector was always going to be subject to the negative side of the two-speed economy, along with tourism and other services and whatever manufacturing is left. As mining exports and the resurgent farm sector drive the  dollar to parity with the US dollar and beyond, and the currencies of rival educational host countries such as Britain take a dive, the cost advantage that our universities and colleges had come to take for granted has been eroded.

On top of that, though, education has been hit by two avoidable problems created by our politicians and officials – to the point where it is hitting employment and activity at the high end of the educational pyramid.

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

Having content ready for eBooksleft to right then top to bottom

  • Tertiary education feels the big pinch
  • October 16, 2010
  • The education sector was always going to be subject to the negative side of the two-speed economy, along with tourism and other services and whatever manufacturing is left. As mining exports and the resurgent farm sector drive the  dollar to parity with the US dollar and beyond, and the currencies of rival educational host countries such as Britain take a dive, the cost advantage that our universities and colleges had come to take for granted has been eroded.
  • On top of that, though, education has been hit by two avoidable problems created by our politicians and officials – to the point where it is hitting employment and activity at the high end of the educational pyramid.
      • Monash University is not some dodgy vocational college getting its just deserts for rorting the student visa system as part of an immigration racket. It is one of the leading eight universities that regularly figure on lists of the top-ranked institutions globally, and a centre of world-leading research. It is now laying off 300 staff and cutting $45 million from its budget, as a result of a slump in overseas student enrolments. Curtin University in Perth, another highly respected institution, is warning of an overall 30 per cent  fall in enrolments by 2015 that could strip 36,000 jobs and $7 billion in revenue from the system.
    • THE education sector was always going to be subject to the negative side of the two-speed economy, along with tourism and other services and whatever manufacturing is left. As mining exports and the resurgent farm sector drive the  dollar to parity with the US dollar and beyond, and the currencies of rival educational host countries such as Britain take a dive, the cost advantage that our universities and colleges had come to take for granted has been eroded.
    • On top of that, though, education has been hit by two avoidable problems created by our politicians and officials – to the point where it is hitting employment and activity at the high end of the educational pyramid.
  • THE education sector was always going to be subject to the negative side of the two-speed economy, along with tourism and other services and whatever manufacturing is left. As mining exports and the resurgent farm sector drive the  dollar to parity with the US dollar and beyond, and the currencies of rival educational host countries such as Britain take a dive, the cost advantage that our universities and colleges had come to take for granted has been eroded.
  • On top of that, though, education has been hit by two avoidable problems created by our politicians and officials – to the point where it is hitting employment and activity at the high end of the educational pyramid.

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

Converting content into ePub formatInDesign (Adobe desktop publishing program)- http://gurusunleashed.com/247765/creating-ibooks-epubs.php

Pages (Mac word processor and page layout application )- http://www.tcgeeks.com/how-to-use-the-new-pages-epub-feature-to-create-an-ibook

Calibre (free & open source) - http://calibre-ebook.com

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

Publishing content – distribution channels iTunes – Contractual arrangements with Apple commercialiTunesU – Contractual arrangements with Apple educationalLighthouse ePublishing to enter into an arrangement with AppleMoodle, or any LMS or website, download to iTunes then synch to iPad

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

Publishing content – distribution channels Independent Publishers:

Smashwords http://www.smashwords.comleading ebook publishing platforms for indie authors & publishers15% fee

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

SummarySimple clean layout - Everything justified left Word docPages fluid Contents PageGraphic format – pngLarge text for coverDistribute from LMSDownload onto iTunes on computer - sync to iPad

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

eBook trial

Proof of concept – publishing straight to the cloudMQAS & Otago University Dunedin

‘Foundations for College Music Theory’Stage 1 - straight to ePub (early 2011)Stage 2 – DAISY formatted version (mid 2011)

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

eBook trial

Advantages:Quicker publication Easier distributionLess publishing & distribution costsUse of Multimedia (audio & video)Portability Cost effectiveness

Accessibility

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

eBook trial

Accessibility:Text to speechSame as iPhoneTotally different way of interacting with iPadNeed to spend time learning how to do thisVERY CONFUSING at first

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

Using Text to speech

Turning it on:http://cardonadesigns.com/wordpress/2010/04/08/text-to-speech-on-the-ipad

> Settings

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

Using Text to speech

Turning it on:http://cardonadesigns.com/wordpress/2010/04/08/text-to-speech-on-the-ipad

> General

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

Using Text to speech

Turning it on:http://cardonadesigns.com/wordpress/2010/04/08/text-to-speech-on-the-ipad

> Accessibility

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

Using Text to speech

Turning it on:http://cardonadesigns.com/wordpress/2010/04/08/text-to-speech-on-the-ipad

> Triple –click Home

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

Using Text to speech

Turning it on:http://cardonadesigns.com/wordpress/2010/04/08/text-to-speech-on-the-ipad

> Toggle VoiceOver

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

Using Text to speech

Turning it on:http://cardonadesigns.com/wordpress/2010/04/08/text-to-speech-on-the-ipad

> Settings > General > Accessibility > Triple – click ‘Home’ > Toggle VoiceOver

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

Using Text to speech 3 taps of home button

Voice Over Off:Scrolling - one finger swipe One tap – opens app Finger down in eBook:Selects text + functions

Voice Over On:Scrolling - thee finger swipe

One tap – selects appTwo Taps – opens appTwo finger touch + down swipe:Will continuously read text

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Macquarie Accessibility Services (MQAS)

a division of the Learning & Teaching Centre

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