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Accessibility Essentials
Accessibility Essentials
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Accessibility Essentials
Accessibility Essentials
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Accessibility Essentials
Accessibility Essentials
Accessibility Essentials
Accessibility Essentials
Accessibility Essentials
Accessibility Essentials
Accessibility Essentials
Accessibility Essentials
Accessibility Essentials
Accessibility Essentials
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Accessibility Essentials - Julia Taylor, JISC RSC SW

Accessibility Essentials - Julia Taylor, JISC RSC SW

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  • An inclusive approach to teaching and learning practice will benefit all learners. Widely available assistive technology can offer personalised learning, support independence and improve cost efficiency and sustainability – not just in teaching. Technology is revolutionising the way we work in shops, banks, restaurants and offices. November 27, 2012
  • Log in - Open up a new word document Type your name
  • Log in – with your least favoured hand New word document – telling someone else Type your name – with eyes closed
  • Making the best use of the benefits of e-texts requires some staff development on how to make use of the accessibility features in MS programmes using Techdis ‘s Accessibility Essentials - a free resource for all staff This moves the focus away from the organisation support to independence for the learner by using open source software to maximise access to assistive technology Techdis have created an online resource to get you started on embedding the good practice through the provision These sessions are starters – tasters of the events and resources that we can provide and support you in using ‹ #›
  • Jisc rsc south west offers assistive technology kit loans for staff development. We include advise on how the equipment can be used with learners but the main aim is to give staff a chance to gain enough confidence to offer these solutions to learners. If you would like to know more see the brochure above. Contact [email_address] if you wish to borrow a kit. Please offer feedback on the use of the kit so we can share good practice and improve the equipment.  Start a discussion in the NING about the equipment you have used to support learners. You can also fill in a survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BTYT3WQ Other sources of strategies Strategies – TechDis, Excellence Gateway & LexDis RSC Yorks & Humber http://inclusivity.rsc-yh.ac.uk/ and Scottish A&I Resource Open Universit Inclusive Learning AssitIT Simple rollerball – video using a standard mouse Off table – Thumb activated. Easy use – Flip applications. Back and forth, Search. Ergonomical, right –size mouse. Ideal position for your hands UL disorder. Joystick – Hand resting, finger operated. November 27, 2012
  • Digital recording has come a long way. You can use your phone to record straight to the web, to record a note to your self and even email it to someone (DEMO iPhone and RUN video from 1.31mins) A huge advantage of digital recording is the ability to capture details and re-visit it later. This video sums up some of the difficulties we all face. Play – LiveScribe Pen - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2q8_fR0lTI Cheap small memeory sticks with built in recording ability allow a learner to record a lecture or their own notes easily and discreetly. Rather more sedately – we can just enhance the skills we already have with a digital notepad. Play - Digimemo http://youtu.be/YS-K7DgIqxA or Here%20is%20the%20digimemo%20link:%20http:/youtu.be/uarOkHYn3wI So what happens once you have the notes? These text files or MP3’s can be uploaded to a central place like the VLE for everyone to download for themselves. DEMO moodle space – theres a session on using the college moodle to best effect. Teachers are already sharing documents and work this way but there is great potential for all staff to share documents this way. Also worth drawing your attention to cloud-based solutions like google docs – this video also points out some of the main problems with disseminating documents via email – not to mention the ever present restrictions on inbox size Play - Google Docs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRqUE6IHTEA The main benefit here is that everyone can collaborate on a single document – cutting out the need for copies and managing version control. Anyone who is authorised can get access to a document from anywhere in the world. So colleagues can collaborate without meeting up. wHich brings us to online meetings... Vc is available and in use here cross campus using high-end hardware and software but there are many cheap or even free ways of avoiding travel, time and costs but still meeting effectively. We use an online tool called skype all the time and a GoTomeeting to both meetand deliver webinars (training events) I am going to give you an idea how this works in GTM but there are lots of other programmes available. GoToMeeting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9Gn9N67gaI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=choIWgVLbz4 So you can screen share to view a presentation or look at a document, you can speak to colleague and even see them, share a whiteboard, diagrams and web page links and circulate handouts and appendices online. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NcCEo3KIwY&feature=related for fun... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKA0dEaC7Sc Mr Sushi There are many underused features in Microsoft Office and Windows: Outlook has some powerful time management features and word can streamline admin tasks like mail merge and has further developed their writing tools like auto-text and translator, style sheets save as PDF and add-in tool bars Windows Ease of Access will help you set up the computer to suit you better – it;’s worth taking a look at their text to speech and voice recognition software which is built-in. Similarly how might you make use of Text to speech? November 27, 2012
  • Version control of documents to avoid confusion and streamline management of assignments and marking etc. Also worth drawing your attention to cloud-based solutions like google docs – this video also points out some of the main problems with disseminating documents via email – not to mention the ever present restrictions on inbox size Play - Google Docs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRqUE6IHTEA The main benefit here is that everyone can collaborate on a single document – cutting out the need for copies and managing version control. Anyone who is authorised can get access to a document from anywhere in the world. So colleagues can collaborate without meeting up. wHich brings us to online meetings... November 27, 2012
  • Open page
  • Open link to MS page and allow exploration 5 mins
  • Press F10 to bring up keypad letters to activate menus for those who can’t use a mouse.
  • Demo 5 minutes TechDis have created a range of free resources for staff development on using IT.
  • Explore PDF accessibility features 15 minutes Link to Webinar on AE March 13th Session Zoom - Ctl + Y + Reflow – Ctl + 4 Autoscroll – sh + Ctl + H ReadoutLoud Sh + Ctl + Y Edit menu Accessibility Quick check Set up wizard Preferences November 27, 2012
  • http://www.jisctechdis.ac.uk/techdis/pages/detail/floating_pages/Alternative_Formats Demo – 10 minutes November 27, 2012
  • http://jisc-rscsw.ning.com/group/inclusivity2 4 themes: Infrastructure – e-platforms, e-books, VLE’s Staff skills – ITQ in AT, Accessibility Essentials, AT Kit loans Learner Independence – Open Source Software, MyStudyBar, personal devices, Monitoring Inclusive practice – OASES,
  • What you see here is creative and innovative use of everyday technology to support learners with LLD in learning and in life Examples are from Oakwood Court IS College – to Oakwood Court using technology TO allow non-verbal learners communicate in the first place. They come from a new course designed to actively use ICT to enhance their non-verbal learners communication opportunities. Featured in last months ISC forum and in a new case study on the EG. Shows using GPS and Google earth to support independent navigation/travel. Skype assignment briefings, Avatars to encourage communication, Voting kits – learner feedback and stats etc October 19, 2011 12
  • Use the Mimio or other portable whiteboard to capture notes from flip chart to make it easier for learners – this handwritten text can be made into editable type which saves a learner (or a teacher) transcribing notes from the flip chart. November 27, 2012
  • http://ed.voicethread.com/products/k12/ voice thread for educators Voice thread allows a digital conversation using a range of media to suite styles of learning, remote access, varied content http://voicethread.com/about/library/category/mathematics/ ion in text sound and pictures and labels – blended learning (slides in mobile learning section?)
  • The EduApps suite is extensive with more than 60 programmes to choose from which have been sorted into packages aimed at tutors and learners and a floating palette of programmes that directly support study called MyStudyBar. Planning & Organisation, writing and reading. Somerset college were quick to see the potential and have been very successful in support one of their learners who is dyslexic and Visually Impaired. They have given away more than 300 memory sticks and plan to add MyStudyBar to their student portal. Petroc have already taken that step. November 27, 2012
  • Launch my studybar Launch word document Create a new hotnote - finish this session at... from the menu bar. Add an alarm time. Open the PDF November 27, 2012
  • November 27, 2012
  • We include advise on how the equipment can be used with learners but the main aim is to give staff a chance to gain enough confidence to offer these solutions to learners. If you would like to know more see the brochure above. Contact juliataylor@rsc-south-west.ac.uk if you wish to borrow a kit. Please offer feedback on the use of the kit so we can share good practice and improve the equipment.  Start a discussion in the NING about the equipment you have used to support learners. You can also fill in a survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BTYT3WQ Other sources of strategies Strategies – TechDis, Excellence Gateway & LexDis RSC Yorks & Humber http://inclusivity.rsc-yh.ac.uk/ and Scottish A&I Resource Open Universit Inclusive Learning AssitIT Simple rollerball – video using a standard mouse Off table – Thumb activated. Easy use – Flip applications. Back and forth, Search. Ergonomical, right –size mouse. Ideal position for your hands UL disorder. Joystick – Hand resting, finger operated. November 27, 2012
  • We include advise on how the equipment can be used with learners but the main aim is to give staff a chance to gain enough confidence to offer these solutions to learners. If you would like to know more see the brochure above. Contact juliataylor@rsc-south-west.ac.uk if you wish to borrow a kit. Please offer feedback on the use of the kit so we can share good practice and improve the equipment.  Start a discussion in the NING about the equipment you have used to support learners. You can also fill in a survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BTYT3WQ Other sources of strategies Strategies – TechDis, Excellence Gateway & LexDis RSC Yorks & Humber http://inclusivity.rsc-yh.ac.uk/ and Scottish A&I Resource Open Universit Inclusive Learning AssitIT Simple rollerball – video using a standard mouse Off table – Thumb activated. Easy use – Flip applications. Back and forth, Search. Ergonomical, right –size mouse. Ideal position for your hands UL disorder. Joystick – Hand resting, finger operated. November 27, 2012
  • Shift the focus: Providing minute-takers at meetings is only part of the solution. Notes on the VLE so they can be viewed easily and often– plus no printed the copies The cost of scanning or copying is enormous and the burden on staff and their email inboxes can be huge yet most documents are provided as electronic text which also lends itself to creaating alt formats fro VI and disabled users. It is entirely reasonable to buy-in recommended specialist software to support document management, often these are really expensive and few people use them to great advantage. There are some useful open source and web-based alternatives and everyday technologies that are not only free or cheap they can also be used freely and easily and are not restricted by the number of licenses bought or dependant on special training. Providing opportunities for disclosure can just be an paper exercise but the process often ties a learner into a dependant relationship with support staff or systems. Providing resources on the student portal cuts across and in many cases learnrs can have the software to take away so OS can be really valuable November 27, 2012
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    • 1. JISC RSC South West Improvement through Technology Julia Taylor JISC RSC SW juliataylor@rsc-south-west.ac.ukwww.rsc-south-west.ac.uk & Footer Go to View > Header November 27, 2012 | slide 2 RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning to edit
    • 2. Why technology can helpIt can be flexibly delivered and widely available, the materials are highly portable, easy to store and lend themselves to adaptation and personalisation which will support both quality improvement and inclusion November 27, 2012 | slide 3
    • 3. Efficiency• Log in -• Open up a new word document• Type your name• Type some text
    • 4. Inclusive Practice• With your least favoured hand• By telling someone else how to do it for you• With eyes closed or using the big pencil or a different mouse
    • 5. Staff Supporting LearnersEncouraging learner independence Increase Confidence Explore solutions Familiarise Staff
    • 6. Digital Note Taking• Paperless Minute Taking and notes 1.31 – Digital Recorders, phones and web-based solutions Digital Pens <1-3 Digimemo 4 minsGo to View > Header & Footer November 27, 2012 | slide 9to edit
    • 7. Go to View > Header & Footer November 27, 2012 | slide 10to edit
    • 8. Windows 2007 Quick Access User Settings Magnifier On-Screen Keyboard Narrator Speech/Handwriting Recognition Personalisation
    • 9. Using the keyboard
    • 10. Accessibility Essentials
    • 11. Accessible PDF’s• Zoom - Ctl + Y +• Reflow – Ctl + 4• Autoscroll – sh + Ctl + H• ReadoutLoud Sh + Ctl + YEdit menu• Accessibility – Quick check – Set up wizard• PreferencesGo to View > Header & Footer November 27, 2012 | slide 15to edit
    • 12. Using ICT to teachOakwood Court College October 19, 2011 | slide 12
    • 13. In the ClassroomNovember 27, 2012 | slide 19 Go to View > Header & Footer to edit
    • 14. Outside the ClassroomVoicethreadhttp://voicethread.com/#q.b8878.i69787 20
    • 15. Software and hardware• Create and convert – Docs to ePubs• SpeedCrunch – keyboard access, colour calculator• MyStudyBar – Planning & Organisation, Writing and readingNovember 27, 2012 | slide 21
    • 16. • Planning and organisation – Mind Mapping, reminders and prompts• Reading & Writing – Background, overlay and text Colour Preferences – Reading masks and guides – Word Prediction – Talking Dictionary, Text-to-Speech, MP3 – Magnification and visual support Go to View > Header & Footer to edit
    • 17. Reminders & PromptsNovember 27, 2012 | slide 23 Go to View > Header & Footer to edit
    • 18. MyStudyBarReading on screen,Background colour and fontWord Prediction LetMeType•Create customised lexicons•Predict on first letter•Adjust background colour and font size
    • 19. LingoesNovember 27, 2012 | slide 25 Go to View > Header & Footer to edit
    • 20. November 27, 2012 | slide 26 Go to View > Header & Footer to edit
    • 21. Staff Supporting LearnersEncouraging learner independence Increase Confidence Explore solutions Familiarise Staff
    • 22. Supporting StaffELS - Enhancement of Learner Support Programme ITQ in Accessible Technology Informal CPD JORUM
    • 23. JISC RSC SW NINGhttp://jisc-rscsw.ning.com/group/inclusivity2 juliataylor@rsc-south-west.ac.uk

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