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Xerte and accessibility

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This presentation was put together by Sue Watling of the Centre for Educational Research and Development, University of Lincoln, in April 2014. It provides an overview of some of the things we've learned about Xerte and accessibility during the course of the Making Digital History project.

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Xerte and accessibility

  1. 1. XERTE Digital Literacies and Accessibility Sue Watling Centre for Educational Research and Development for Making Digital History http://makingdigitalhistory.co.uk/
  2. 2. XERTE and Accessibility • Digital resources are double edged; they can both enable and disable access. • Designers of digital content often unaware of the diversity of digital access • Accessibility, or inclusive practice, are important elements of digital literacies • Xerte offers useful introduction to the principles of accessibility and the user experience for example….
  3. 3. • Using the Properties option to display Xerte learning object in Flash mode
  4. 4. • Avoiding text over images • Alt text on images • Providing alternatives to multimedia (for example subtitles, captions and transcripts) erte is also an opportunity to discuss
  5. 5. Xerte is an opportunity to discuss: • Avoiding text over images • Providing Alt text on images • Having alternatives to multimedia (e.g. subtitles, captions and transcripts) • Not relying on YouTube automatic captioning! • The benefits of inclusive practice
  6. 6. Further guidance on accessibility • Jisc TechDis http://www.jisctechdis.ac.uk/ • Accessibility Essentials Series – Making Electronic Documents More Readable; – Writing Accessible Electronic Documents; – Creating Accessible Presentations; and – Making the Most of PDFs. • More about Xerte http://www.jisctechdis.ac.uk/techdis/technology matters/Xerte • Contact Sue Watling swatling@lincoln.ac.uk

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