Track: Content Based and Informal Presentations

Title Open Educational Resources and Accessibility: Designs and Formats
Author(s): Alice Krueger; Una Daly
Moderator(s):Edith Halderman
Date Saturday, March 19 09:00
Location: North 2
Abstract Open educational resources enable instructors to select and adapt materials for targeted audiences and content, while allowing learners to access their course materials online and at low cost. Accessibility of educational resources has become a factor in evaluating them for potential adoption. College Open Textbooks and Virtual Ability, Inc. recently evaluated 60 open textbooks for accessibility. This session will explore different formats for open textbooks and explain which ones are most appropriate for assistive technology, mobile devices, and other technology-enabled learning environments. We will also discuss standards for creating an accessible online textbook and how the principles of Universal Design improve everyone’s user experience.
Bio(s): Alice Krueger: President, Virtual Ability, Inc.
Una Daly: Associate Director, College Open Textbooks

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