Born Accessible Books in Browsers October 25, 2013. What is Accessibility for Print Disabled Students?.
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$1.1 billionin new edtech financing in 2012
more expensive to retrofit for accessibility from print (or print equivalents)
Multi-modal (touch, sound)
Track: subtitles, description, etc.
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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!
<div itemprop="nutrition” itemscopeitemtype="http://schema.org/NutritionInformation">
<span itemprop="calories">240 calories</span>,
- <span itemprop="ingredients">3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed</span>
- <span itemprop="ingredients">1 egg</span>
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Leverage standards, such as HTML 5, WAI-ARIA, EPUB 3
Build content creation tools that make accessibility easy
Create reading systems that are accessible to use, leverage standards and build on open source projects like Readium
Hack – http://github.com/benetech