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www.rsc-sw-scotland.ac.uk
n Students on mainstream courses in FE requiring additional support across Scotland  SFC Infact Database  - www.sfc.ac.uk/...
JISC Advisory Services Advice on all aspects  of plagiarism prevention  & detection Advice with still images, moving  imag...
<ul><li>JISC TechDis has been working with library groups for several years. Libraries have a critical role in accessibili...
Better use of existing resources: going beyond handouts   Accessibility Essentials Series <ul><li>Making your computer mor...
<ul><li>‘ I cant read the information on the screen.’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ The information on the screen is too small to se...
JISC TechDis Talked to Academic Librarians <ul><li>How do you support learners? </li></ul><ul><li>TextHelp Read and Write ...
<ul><li>Senior Management Briefing Series .  </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.techdis.ac.uk/getfreesoftware   </li></ul><ul><...
How They Learn Reflect on knowledge or skill What They Do How To Help Introduce new knowledge or skill Exemplify new knowl...
What is AccessApps?
Inclusion/Empowerment by All.... Not just Supported Learning staff
...... For All Providing enabling technology  solutions should not belong solely  to support specialists any  more than ac...
What’s on the USB AccessApps? <ul><li>Open Office </li></ul><ul><li>Planning and Organising Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Readin...
Picture Holder AccessApps   storage  facility . Use these folders to store the  work you produce with  AccessApps .  Acces...
Open Office  Back You can save your OpenOffice Writer files as Word-compatible documents.  OpenOffice Impress is  the equi...
Open Office: What do students think? <ul><li>  </li></ul>“ With my budget and my computer, I found it difficult to do coll...
Planning & Organisational Tools <ul><li>Xmind </li></ul><ul><li>Mozilla Sunbird - Calendar  </li></ul><ul><li>Hott Notes 4...
Dyslexia <ul><li>Scotopic Sensitivity and visual difficulties experienced  </li></ul><ul><li>by many learners with dyslexi...
Reading & Writing Support <ul><li>Rapid Set – Change Font/Colour Background  </li></ul><ul><li>Vu Bar – Read Text  one lin...
Rapid Set helping a member of staff in the workplace
PowerTalk Let your presentations speak for themselves PowerTalk automatically speaks the text in presentations while you o...
DSpeech Dspeech will hook  into the speech engine on any  windows PC you use  and  will either read out text or convert to...
Visual Support <ul><li>Virtual Magnifying Glass  </li></ul><ul><li>Sonar – Cursor Ring </li></ul>
Accessible Browsers <ul><li>WebbIE   – Text Based Browser  Use in collaboration with Thunder Screen Reader* </li></ul>Typi...
Click N Type and Mouse Tools may assist for users with mobility issues or RSI problems
Multimedia and Presentation Tools <ul><li>Audacity  records and editing audio </li></ul><ul><li>What do people think of th...
Multimedia and Presentation Tools <ul><li>Cam Studio  – record all screen and audio activity to create avi/flash multimedi...
Unfreez to create animations <ul><li>Work on most mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>No stigma attached to mobile learning <...
Applications <ul><li>Timetables </li></ul><ul><li>Travel training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Landmarks along the way </li></ul>...
Where can I download AccessApps? <ul><li>http:// www.eduapps.org / </li></ul>
  Not on AccessApps T-Bar www.fxc.btinternet.co.uk/tbar.htm <ul><li>T-Bar is a coloured bar which you can either drag arou...
WordTalk www.wordtalk.org.uk /Home/       WordTalk is a free plug-in developed for use with all versions of Microsoft Word...
<ul><li>Other web based text to speech converters </li></ul><ul><li>Zamzar –  www.zamzar.com </li></ul><ul><li>Read the Wo...
  Other resources from JISC  to help you create inclusive environments
<ul><li>Promoting your services effectively. </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating with users through appropriate media. </li></...
e-Books  = books with wings <ul><li>E-Books for FE JISC funded (JISC Collections).  </li></ul><ul><li>Access to e-books se...
www.publisherlookup.org.uk/ TechDis are at an early stage of planning an extension of PublisherLookup as well as starting ...
Web2Access <ul><li>Web2Access is a JISC-funded project which allows developers and users to see at a glance the usability ...
 
Keyboard and Mouse  Alternatives Dasher  (Case Study) Dasher is a information-efficient communication system driven by con...
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Presentation of the range of Access Apps partially funded by JISC which serve to assist users who may, for example, have difficulty reading on screen text.

Given at the Equality and Diversity day on the 17th November 2009.

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  • JISC Legal: Legal information in order to prevent legal issues from becoming a barrier to the adoption of information and communications technologies in learning, teaching and administration. TASI Technical Advisory Service for Images (TASI) provides advice and guidance on the creation and use of digital image collections in learning, teaching and research Netskills: Netskills provides high quality training and staff development. InfoNet JISC infoNet aims to be the UK&apos;s leading advisory service for managers in the post-compulsory education sector promoting the effective strategic planning, implementation and management of information and learning technology
  • Accessibility Essentials series provides a wide range of guidance in creating accessible learning materials
  • 19/11/09 Key questions that need to be asked include: Where is the software available? On some machines or on all machines, in some rooms or in all IT rooms? how often is it used? How many users are using it effectively? How many users are being supported per pound invested? What software is not being tried whilst these products are being marketed?
  • 19/11/09 There are a number of ways of categorising assistive technologies but the one that has most direct relevance for teaching and learning is that developed by TechDis which maps the process of learning to the tasks needed to engage in the process to the tools needed to complete the tasks. When a student engages in learning a new subject they generally go through a learning process in which they first reflect on their current knowledge or skill, they then introduce and exemplify their new knowledge and skills. Students then test their new understanding by completing specific assignments. In order to go through this process of learning a student would have to interact with resources, record information and plan and write responses. Using this approach to learning we are able to identify seven genres of ‘Assistive Technology’ which may be used by the learner at any stage of the process. These genres include assistive technology ranging from traditional ‘Assistive Technologies’ such as alternative interfaces (tracker balls, adapted keyboards, screen readers) to less widely recognised (but much more widespread) assistive technologies such as visualisation tools – videos and animations. The full list includes reading tools, alternative interfaces, visualisation tools, recording tools, planning tools, communication tools and writing tools. The benefits of this approach are threefold: The focus is on learning not technology, disability or medical condition. A single category (for example read assist tools) may contain a wide range of alternative solutions ranging from high tech to low tech and even pedagogical solutions. A single technology may provide a solution for more than one accessibility need – for example the use of styles and outline in Microsoft Word can provide both a reading tool and a planning tool. Note the distinction between the traditional screen reader which we regard as an alternative interface, and text to speech which we regard as a reading aid. The former makes information on the monitor (including navigation, structural layout and text etc) accessible to a blind user. The latter makes the meaning of text more accessible to a print disabled user who can see the text but not make sense of the meaning. Note also that the same tool (for example alternative interfaces) may be used at more than one stage of the learning cycle.
  • In many organisations accessibility is associated with a particular group of people (disabled learners) and a particular group of staff (learner support or disability officers). This perception is unhelpful for two reasons: It may fail to recognise the spectrum of accessibility needs which goes beyond learners with declared disabilities. It may fail to recognise the very significant role that well informed teaching and learning staff e.g. lecturers, trainer, tutors, librarians or technicians, can bring to the learner’s experience.
  • In many organisations accessibility is associated with a particular group of people (disabled learners) and a particular group of staff (learner support or disability officers). This perception is unhelpful for two reasons: It may fail to recognise the spectrum of accessibility needs which goes beyond learners with declared disabilities. It may fail to recognise the very significant role that well informed teaching and learning staff e.g. lecturers, trainer, tutors, librarians or technicians, can bring to the learner’s experience.
  • Open Office OpenOffice is a comprehensive suite of programs which includes OpenOffice Writer for word processing (similar to MS Word), OpenOffice Impress for creating and showing presentations (similar to PowerPoint) and OpenOffice Calc for creating spreadsheets (similar to Excel).   In addition, OpenOffice Base is a database program similar to Microsoft Access. A useful feature of OpenOffice, particularly OpenOffice Writer and OpenOffice Impress, is that it is nearly almost compatible with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. One thing to keep in mind when using OpenOffice Writer is that when you save a file you can save your OpenOffice Writer files as Word-compatible documents. This means that you can open and close your files with OpenOffice Writer and Microsoft Word
  • Open office accessibility http://ui.openoffice.org/accessibility/
  • Impossible to cover every potential learning difficulty – highlight some of the more common issues Dyslexia – one of the more common barriers to learning.10 % of population (or more) show some signs of dyslexia More common in males than females As common as being left handed
  • Click n Type – Guide to Its potential use with learners at: http://www.bltt/org/software/clickntype/index.htm MouseTool clicks the mouse for you. Carpal tunnel syndrome. Tendonitis. Who&apos;d have thought that those tiny little mouse buttons could ruin your life? MouseTool: Clicks and drags the mouse Sends Left-, Double-, or Right clicks Knows which of these to send into which window Can be controlled by hotkeys you define Versions are available for Windows, and Linux. And, soon, for Mac OS X!
  • Who would benefit? Audacity can help everyone. Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. This could be useful to learners who record lectures and need to edit them at a later stage. For example, if you record lectures with a digital recorder you can download the recording into Audacity, and select and edit the important parts you want to keep. Audacity is a great tool for saving audio to multiple formats, including MP3 for creating Podcasts Comments from those who selected Audacity as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2008   * &amp;quot;Does everything you need to record and edit audio. Easy to use, another winner!&amp;quot; Karl Goddard * &amp;quot;who needs anything more complex or pricey?&amp;quot; Mary Cooch * &amp;quot;a wonderful user-friendly resource bringing podcasting to the people&amp;quot; Bill Miller * &amp;quot;open source Audio editing in an easy way. Gorgeous tool for all &amp;quot;sound experiments&amp;quot; Andreas Busing * &amp;quot;Audacity is still the best application I have found for simple recording and editing of audio. It just works.&amp;quot; Jennifer Maddrell * &amp;quot;Audio is a versatile option for an elearning. With the free Audacity tool it is easy to produce, edit and publish audio as an MP3 or other file formats.&amp;quot; Steve Rayson * &amp;quot;Audacity gave the PC community similar capabilities to Mac&apos;s GarageBand at no cost. I like having the ability to review and edit audio before I package it for podcasting&amp;quot; Britt Wattwood * &amp;quot;Audacity is easy to use for recording and editing sound files. It is a handy program for creating podcasts, especially for beginners in this area. &amp;quot; Patricia Donaghy * &amp;quot;Free and easy to create classroom podcasts and mp3s where the students get to hear, edit and publish themselves. Promotes ownership – extremely motivating.&amp;quot; Kora Stoll * &amp;quot;In the past I used Sonic Foundry’s Sound Forge, but Audacity does everything I need. The large library of plugins add all the functionality I think I might ever need. It’s free and open source too&amp;quot; Charles Jennings * &amp;quot;I found it is very useful for sound editing. It supports variety of features for audio editing at no cost.&amp;quot; N B Venkateswarlu Phil Bradley * &amp;quot;Why spend limited funds on a commercial tool that won&apos;t do all this free one does?&amp;quot; Ed Lamaster *.&amp;quot; Pattie Mascaro * &amp;quot;Although I don’t use it very often, any time it comes to manipulating sound it quickly does the job.&amp;quot; Kevin Jones * &amp;quot;Extremely useful and easy-to-use tool for editing audio. I have found it invaluable in the various multimedia projects I&apos;ve worked on in college this year. I use the noise removal filter for reducing static on voiceovers that were recorded directly using the built in mic on my laptop - handy if you dont have a fancy audio recording booth. Of course using this method, you won&apos;t have superb audio quality, but for less formal requirements such as creating audio for college projects, it&apos;s ideal.&amp;quot; Karen OBrien * &amp;quot;Amazingly powerful for such a small program. I use it almost everyday, even though I have access to much more powerful audio editing software packages.&amp;quot; Jason Edwards * &amp;quot;a well focussed tool that academics and student can pick up easily. It&apos;s very portable and this is important for digital audio where many users want to work in private spaces&amp;quot; Andrew Middleton * &amp;quot;This easy to use FREE audio editing software is easy to use for podcasting and editing audio files. You will need the LAME Mp3 encoder if you want to export your audio files at MP3 instead of WAV - but it’s easy to download and install&amp;quot; Colette Cassinelli * &amp;quot;I use this tool whenever there is a requirement for audio recording or editing. It is such a useful tool and it&apos;s free!&amp;quot; Sathish Narayanan * &amp;quot;I recommend this open source tools to subject matter experts who wish to create podcasts and / or software demos when using a Rapid E-Learning approach. It&apos;s easy to install and use and enables SMEs and training professionals to create high quality audio quickly and efficiently.&amp;quot; Michael Hanley * &amp;quot;I’m starting to do much more with audio, and Audacity really is a pretty incredible piece of free software.&amp;quot; Jeff Cobb * &amp;quot; Free and powerful audio recorder and editor. Works with MP3&apos;s though you will need to download a copy the LAME MP3 encoder which will allow Audacity to import and export MP3 files.&amp;quot; Rupert Russell
  • Open cam studio, define recordable area, move cursor add commentary Volunteer required, save avi file, ope file in windows movie maker, add subtitles et voila!
  • Mobile Prompts Inspired by Alistair McNaught Animated gif Work on most mobile devices No stigma attached to mobile learning most people have a mobile device discreet current portable 19/11/09
  • Applications Timetables Travel training Landmarks along the way Health and Safety Manual handling sequences, COSHH etc. Sequences Daily routines, specific tasks And, don’t forget…. Fun! 19/11/09
  • T-Bar is a coloured bar which you can either drag around the screen or lock to your mouse. It can have ruled lines or not, depending on your preference. The colour can be chosen from pre-defined options, then tweaked by altering the red, green or blue sliders to get the perfect colour, the transparency level can be adjusted, again to suit the individual. All the settings are saved between sessions, so there is no need to readjust the next time you use it.
  • TechDis are at an early stage of planning an extension of PublisherLookup as well as starting a new bit of work with librarians to explore accessibility of online library catalogues and working with ProcureWeb to raise the bar on best practice
  • Transcript of "Jisc Access Apps"

    1. 2. www.rsc-sw-scotland.ac.uk
    2. 3. n Students on mainstream courses in FE requiring additional support across Scotland SFC Infact Database - www.sfc.ac.uk/infact
    3. 4. JISC Advisory Services Advice on all aspects of plagiarism prevention & detection Advice with still images, moving images and sound advice Advice on all aspects of technology & inclusion Internet training workshops, online self- paced tutorials Effective strategic planning, implementation & management of ICT Strategic guidance & advice re legal issues in ICT
    4. 5. <ul><li>JISC TechDis has been working with library groups for several years. Libraries have a critical role in accessibility because they are a key support for independent learning. </li></ul><ul><li>They play a significant role in signposting different types of resource to fellow staff and learners/customers. </li></ul><ul><li>They are instrumental in obtaining text books in alternative formats. </li></ul>
    5. 6. Better use of existing resources: going beyond handouts Accessibility Essentials Series <ul><li>Making your computer more accessible </li></ul><ul><li>for you. </li></ul><ul><li>Producing MS Word documents that </li></ul><ul><li>are more inclusive. </li></ul><ul><li>Producing inclusive MS PowerPoint. </li></ul><ul><li>Making PDFs as accessible as possible. </li></ul>
    6. 7. <ul><li>‘ I cant read the information on the screen.’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ The information on the screen is too small to see.’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ I can’t adjust the font and colour backgrounds to </li></ul><ul><li>suit my personal preferences.’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ The words keep jumping around the screen.’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ I find it difficult to navigate.’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘I can’t click the mouse buttons.’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ I can’t see the keys on the keyboard.’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘I keep miss-hitting the keyboard keys.’ </li></ul>Issues for students accessing learning resources
    7. 8. JISC TechDis Talked to Academic Librarians <ul><li>How do you support learners? </li></ul><ul><li>TextHelp Read and Write gold </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Kurzweil </li></ul><ul><li>JAWS for Windows </li></ul><ul><li>Claro Read </li></ul>Where? How often? How many effective users? How many supported per £? What are they not trying?
    8. 9. <ul><li>Senior Management Briefing Series . </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.techdis.ac.uk/getfreesoftware </li></ul><ul><li>Saving £s and improving independence. </li></ul><ul><li>JISC TechDis have created a resource giving tutorials in how to use </li></ul><ul><li>free and open source technologies which highlights the benefits that free software brings in terms of supporting everyone, not just customers with identified needs. </li></ul>
    9. 10. How They Learn Reflect on knowledge or skill What They Do How To Help Introduce new knowledge or skill Exemplify new knowledge or skill Test understanding of new knowledge or skill by completing specific assignments Reflect on knowledge or skill Enabling technologies supporting all learners Process, tasks and tools Write responses Interact with resources Record information Plan responses Reading Tools Alternative Interfaces Recording Tools Planning Tools Communication Tools Visualisation Tools Writing Tools
    10. 11. What is AccessApps?
    11. 12. Inclusion/Empowerment by All.... Not just Supported Learning staff
    12. 13. ...... For All Providing enabling technology solutions should not belong solely to support specialists any more than accessibility or inclusion should belong exclusively to disabled people
    13. 14. What’s on the USB AccessApps? <ul><li>Open Office </li></ul><ul><li>Planning and Organising Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Reading and Writing Support </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Support </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible Browsers </li></ul><ul><li>Keyboard and Mouse Alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Games </li></ul>
    14. 15. Picture Holder AccessApps storage facility . Use these folders to store the work you produce with AccessApps . AccessApps applications . whenever you click on a folder item or a menu item, the AccessApps start menu will move to the background.
    15. 16. Open Office Back You can save your OpenOffice Writer files as Word-compatible documents. OpenOffice Impress is the equivalent of PowerPoint
    16. 17. Open Office: What do students think? <ul><li>  </li></ul>“ With my budget and my computer, I found it difficult to do college work because I did not have MS Word at home so I had to use wordpad which I didn't like to use because it did not offer me the right tools to complete my work” Student at Coatbridge College
    17. 18. Planning & Organisational Tools <ul><li>Xmind </li></ul><ul><li>Mozilla Sunbird - Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Hott Notes 4 – Sticky Notes </li></ul>Back
    18. 19. Dyslexia <ul><li>Scotopic Sensitivity and visual difficulties experienced </li></ul><ul><li>by many learners with dyslexia </li></ul><ul><li>What is it like to have dyslexia? </li></ul>
    19. 20. Reading & Writing Support <ul><li>Rapid Set – Change Font/Colour Background </li></ul><ul><li>Vu Bar – Read Text one line at a time </li></ul>
    20. 21. Rapid Set helping a member of staff in the workplace
    21. 22. PowerTalk Let your presentations speak for themselves PowerTalk automatically speaks the text in presentations while you operate PowerPoint as usual. Helps presenters who have difficulty speaking, or audiences with visual impairments. Adds instant narration to presentations without the need to record speech. Provides fun activities such as talking stories. Is a useful tool for testing presentation accessibility using a traditional screen reader.
    22. 23. DSpeech Dspeech will hook into the speech engine on any windows PC you use and will either read out text or convert to MP3
    23. 24. Visual Support <ul><li>Virtual Magnifying Glass </li></ul><ul><li>Sonar – Cursor Ring </li></ul>
    24. 25. Accessible Browsers <ul><li>WebbIE – Text Based Browser Use in collaboration with Thunder Screen Reader* </li></ul>Typical Web Page Same Web Page using WebbIE
    25. 26. Click N Type and Mouse Tools may assist for users with mobility issues or RSI problems
    26. 27. Multimedia and Presentation Tools <ul><li>Audacity records and editing audio </li></ul><ul><li>What do people think of this: </li></ul><ul><li>Use this all the time for audio, no other tool is as good </li></ul><ul><li>A great free (open source) tool for creating and editing audio files </li></ul><ul><li>A well focused tool that academics and student can pick up easily. It's very portable </li></ul>
    27. 28. Multimedia and Presentation Tools <ul><li>Cam Studio – record all screen and audio activity to create avi/flash multimedia learning resources </li></ul><ul><li>VLC Media Player – cross platform media player </li></ul><ul><li>AudioBook Cutter – splits mp3 sound files to make them easier to listen to in smaller chunks </li></ul>
    28. 29. Unfreez to create animations <ul><li>Work on most mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>No stigma attached to mobile learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>most people have a mobile device </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>discreet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>current </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>portable </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two pieces of software needed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft PowerPoint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>unFREEz (freeware) </li></ul></ul>By Matt Harrison of Portland College and Alistair McNaught of TechDis
    29. 30. Applications <ul><li>Timetables </li></ul><ul><li>Travel training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Landmarks along the way </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Health and Safety </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manual handling sequences, COSHH etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sequences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily routines, specific tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And, don’t forget…. </li></ul><ul><li>Fun! </li></ul>
    30. 31. Where can I download AccessApps? <ul><li>http:// www.eduapps.org / </li></ul>
    31. 32. Not on AccessApps T-Bar www.fxc.btinternet.co.uk/tbar.htm <ul><li>T-Bar is a coloured bar which you can either drag around the screen or lock to your mouse. It can have ruled lines or not, depending on your preference. </li></ul><ul><li>The colour can be chosen from pre-defined options. </li></ul><ul><li>All the settings are saved between sessions, so there is no need to readjust the next time you use it. </li></ul>
    32. 33. WordTalk www.wordtalk.org.uk /Home/     WordTalk is a free plug-in developed for use with all versions of Microsoft Word (from Word 97 upwards), which can help people with reading difficulties use Microsoft Word more effectively. It will speak the text of the document and will highlight it as it goes. Sits neatly in toolbar, highly configurable, adjust the highlight colours, the voice and the speed of the speech.        
    33. 34. <ul><li>Other web based text to speech converters </li></ul><ul><li>Zamzar – www.zamzar.com </li></ul><ul><li>Read the Words - www.readthewords.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Spoken Text - http:// www.spokentext.net / </li></ul><ul><li>RoboBraille - www.robobraille.org/frontpage </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    34. 35. Other resources from JISC to help you create inclusive environments
    35. 36. <ul><li>Promoting your services effectively. </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating with users through appropriate media. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring users can access space and information. </li></ul><ul><li>Helping users access study tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Providing alternative interfaces where required. </li></ul><ul><li>Providing books in alternative formats. </li></ul><ul><li>Creating coherent policies. </li></ul><ul><li>Guidance on providing support in each of these areas is available at </li></ul><ul><li>www.techdis.ac.uk/getlibraryguides </li></ul>
    36. 37. e-Books = books with wings <ul><li>E-Books for FE JISC funded (JISC Collections). </li></ul><ul><li>Access to e-books selected by the FE community in the </li></ul><ul><li>UK. Free of charge to all FE colleges in the UK with access </li></ul><ul><li>to a core collection of e-books. </li></ul><ul><li>http:// fe.jiscebooksproject.org </li></ul><ul><li>Where can we find out more about e-books? </li></ul><ul><li>See www.techdis.ac.uk/getebooks . </li></ul>
    37. 38. www.publisherlookup.org.uk/ TechDis are at an early stage of planning an extension of PublisherLookup as well as starting a new bit of work with librarians to explore accessibility of online library catalogues and working with ProcureWeb to raise the bar on best practice
    38. 39. Web2Access <ul><li>Web2Access is a JISC-funded project which allows developers and users to see at a glance the usability and accessibility of interactive and collaborative e-learning tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Web2Access is based on the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG) and explores a range of popular tools such as You Tube or Twitter and more. Each tool is given an average score based on issues such as image attributes, text editors, multimedia and appropriate use of tables and frames. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.web2access.org.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://icant.co.uk/easy-youtube / </li></ul>
    39. 41. Keyboard and Mouse Alternatives Dasher (Case Study) Dasher is a information-efficient communication system driven by continuous pointing gestures. Instead of using a keyboard, the user writes by continuous steering, zooming into a landscape painted with letters. Dasher can be driven by a regular mouse, by touch-screen, or by gaze-direction.
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