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AAUP 2016: Accessibility is Accessible (S. Ma)

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These slides are from Sue Ann Ma as part of the "Accessibility is Accessible" pre-meeting workshop at AAUP 2016 in Philadelphia, PA.

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AAUP 2016: Accessibility is Accessible (S. Ma)

  1. 1. Accessibility is Accessible Sue-Ann Ma, DIAGRAM Center, Benetech June 16, 2016
  2. 2. Page 2 Benetech: A Different Kind of Tech Company Global Literacy Making reading accessible to everyone, such as those with disabilities Human Rights Empowering human rights defenders to pursue truth and justice Benetech Labs Exploring new technology and engaging communities for social impact at scale
  3. 3. Page 3 DIAGRAM Center Community “Most wonderful collaboration I have ever been a part of.” – DIAGRAM Community Member
  4. 4. Page 4 Basic Image Accessibility
  5. 5. Page 5 Critical Diagrams Found in STEM
  6. 6. Page 6 Accessible Images: Challenges • Lack subject-matter expertise • Not familiar with accessibility & standards • Individuals possess varying levels of expertise Expertise • Time to find references • Time to get trained up on best practices • Time & cost required to produce content • Cost-benefit: limited impact when produced adhoc Time & Cost • Lack guidelines for a broad range of image types • Minimal examples produced by experts • Confusing standards that are constantly evolving • Unsure how incorporate new technologies User-Centric Resources & Guidelines
  7. 7. Page 7 Poet Image Description Training Module
  8. 8. Page 8 When to describe
  9. 9. Page 9 Demo of Poet Image Description Training Module
  10. 10. Page 10 How to describe (in development)
  11. 11. Page 11 General Image Guidelines Category # Image Type Style & Language 1 Context is Key 2 Consider Your Audience 3 Be Concise 4 Be Objective 5 General to Specific 6 Tone & Language Formatting & Layout 7 Insets 8 Page Layout
  12. 12. Page 12 Practice describing
  13. 13. Page 13 Expanded Image Categories & Types # Image Type 1 Bar Chart 2 Complex Diagram/Illustration 3 Flow Chart 4 Line Graph 5 Mathematical Equation 6 Pie Chart 7 Scatter Plot 8 Standard Diagram/Illustration 9 Table 10 Venn Diagram Category # Image Type Art, Photos & Cartoons 1 Drawings & Paintings 2 Photographs 3 Cartoons & Comics Chemistry 4 Chemical Element Diagrams: Illustrated 5 Comparing Objects, Simple 6 Comparing Objects, Complex 7 Comparing Events Over Time Diagrams: Relational 8 Venn Diagrams 9 Radial/Web Diagrams 10 Hierarchy / Tree Diagram 11 Flow Charts 12 Cycles Graphs 13 Bar Graphs 14 Line Graphs 15 Pie Graphs 16 Scatter Plots Maps 17 Geographic Map 18 Political Map Mathematics 19 Graphs 20 Math Diagrams 21 Geometry 22 Equations & Expressions Tables 23 Simple 24 Complex Text Only Images 25 Nutrition Label 26 Timeline
  14. 14. Page 14 Examples, Guidelines & Templates
  15. 15. Page 15 Image Description Module ● Simplified framework for entering descriptions ● Applies the latest standards for EPUB3 and DAISY
  16. 16. Page 16 Making Math Accessible
  17. 17. Page 17 Making Digital Math Accessible (sqrt 54 = x^3) See Hear “Start Root 54 End Root equals x cubed”
  18. 18. Page 18 Visual Rendering of Math by Browsers Browser 1 Browser 2 Browser 3
  19. 19. Page 19 Aural Rendering of Math Across ATs NVDA Orca Voiceover
  20. 20. Page 20 Demo of MathML Cloud MathML Cloud: https://mathmlcloud.org/
  21. 21. Page 21 One Accessible Math Production Tool
  22. 22. Page 22 Customized to Different Workflows
  23. 23. Page 23 Demo of Math Support Finder [Beta] Math Support Finder [BETA]: http://msf.mathmlcloud.org/
  24. 24. Page 24 Reading Digital Math Accessibly
  25. 25. Page 25 Word (.doc) Support?
  26. 26. Page 26 Questions?
  27. 27. Page 27 References ● Benetech: benetech.org ● DIAGRAM Center: diagramcenter.org ● Image Descriptions: – Poet Image Description Training Module: https://diagram.herokuapp.com/training/index – Image Guidelines document: http://diagramcenter.org/table-of-contents-2.html ● Math: – MathML Cloud: mathmlcloud.org – Math Support Finder: msf.mathmlcloud.org or email Sue-Ann: sueannm@benetech.org

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