Page 3Now Meet Accessibility MetadataGoorulearning,OERCommonsAccessibility MetadataAccess For All(ISO 24751)
Page 4Accessibility MetadataAccessibility Metadata for Schema.org based on IMS GlobalAccess for All - http://a11ymetadata.orgDiscover Learning Resources:● Based on disability needs and learner preferences● Compatible with AT, WCAG guidelines● Leverage MathML, tactile graphics and image descriptions● Have closed-captioned video
June 5, 2013Weaving the Seman-c Web with Graphite
What We Do • RateThe largest, most trusted library of age-‐appropriate media ra-ngs and reviews, covering nearly all kids and family media. • EducateAdvice and issue educa-on for parents, educators, and policymakers, ranging from digital ci-zenship to limi-ng violence and commercialism. The Common Sense K-‐12 Digital Literacy and Ci-zenship curriculum has been implemented in more than 50,000 schools across the globe. Closing in on 100K registered educators. • AdvocateAn authorita-ve and respected nonpar-san voice to policymakers, the industry, legislators, and thought leaders – supported by a unique grassroots movement from concerned ci-zens. • InvestigateReliable, independent data on childrens use of media and technology and theimpact it has on their physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development.
• 19,000 reviews acrossall media types• Key rating elements:o Age-appropriatenesso Detailed “nutritionallabeling” of parentalpain pointso Learning potential fordigital contento Over 25 major mediadistribution partnersCommon Sense Media: Ra-ngs and Reviews
New “Learning Ra-ngs” uncover the learning poten-al of games, apps and websites • Explosion of digital media has resulted in a confusing landscape for parents • Parents want kids to consume media that is “good for them” • Educa-onal experts helped us develop unique ra-ng system • Covers core academic content + deeper learning skills and other social and emo-onal (21st century) skills • Learning Awards
Page 5How Do Students with Print Disabilities Learn?
Page 77But Limited…Bookshare, for exampleBookshare® is an online library of accessible textbooksand books for readers with print disabilities (e.g., blind,dyslexic, quadriplegic)– Over 250,000 members– Over 10,000 schools and other organizations– Over 195,000 titles– Over 200 publishers relationships with over 50%providing EPUB digital files• Rest of titles are sourced from the NIMAC orscanned by volunteers and contractors
Page 8But…● It’s not just about Bookshare, Louis or other accessiblecontent libraries● The tools to create content, even accessible content, arein everyone’s hands● With books, activities, video, and adaptations everywhere,what are the challenges?
Page 9What Makes Learning Resources Accessible?StructureNavigationSectionsTextReflowableStyle/ContentFormattingAT friendlyTables & ListsHeadersOrderingMathMathMLDescriptionImagesLongdescDIAGRAM Content ModelVideoTrack: subtitles,description, etc.
Page 10Preparing for a World Beyond BookshareLearning Resources are no longer just textbooks
Page 11Accessibility in Web Search Today● Have three screen captures of Kahn academy search (andcheck out the one example that DID hit)
Page 12Accessibility in Web Search Today● Have three screen captures of Kahn academy search (andcheck out the one example that DID hit)
Page 13Accessibility in Web Search Today● Have three screen captures of Kahn academy search (andcheck out the one example that DID hit)
Fields We Do Not Have publisher author (of review w/ Google+) useRightsURL status? inLanguage English auto? interac-vityType “mixed” default? Or “ac-ve” be]er? -meRequired skip for now? isBasedonURL do not have educa-onalUse group work, assignment, lesson plan, assessment, ﬁeld trip learningResourceType Instruc-onal Material, presenta-on, handout, syllabus intendedEndUser Student, teacher, administrator? isFamilyFriendly don’t have, automate if relevant? Does this highly structure data remain untagged? Does this remain untagged? Do we tag User Reviews? LRMI Field Name Other Field No tag? Legend reviewBody
Page 16Accessibility Metadata: The Properties• auditory, textual, visual, colorDependent. Etc. Access Mode • alterna9veText, MathML, ChemML, cap9on, transcript, audioDescrip9on, etc. Media Feature • hasAdapta9on, isAdapata9onOf Resource Links • ﬂashing, mo9onSimula9on, sound Access Hazard • displayTransformability, AccessAPI, controlFlexibility, etc. Others
Page 18Accessibility Metadata Status● Accessibility Metadata in first draft (April 15, 2013), atW3C and schema.org– http://www.a11ymetadata.org/accessibility-metadata-draft-v-5/– Building out first datasets (Bookshare, Kahn, Goorulearning,OERCommons, Amara)– Best practices guide and other guidance on website
Page 19What Can You Do?● Use It: Tag your content with accessibility metadata tags(OER Commons and Goorulearning will be indexing soon)● Learn: Find resources at http://a11ymetadata.org/– Properties, best practices, cookbooks– Upcoming events, news● Get Support: Get questions answered in the discussiongroup or W3C vocabularies list● Comment: Show interest and support on W3C mail list● Contact me: Charlesm@benetech.org● Spread the word: website, blog, Twitter #a11ymetadata
Tagging Approach and Issues Move slowly: Do easy stuﬀ ﬁrst, learn from consumer site, watch. How Much to Expose? How will search developments alter Graphite in 2014-‐15? Granularity: Graphite on the product/ collec-on level; how to best present/tag at the resource level? Field Notes (UGC): See how editorial reviews play, then tag user reviews as needed. Drupal module: Can we contribute to LRMI incorpora-on in Microdata module/ﬁeld forma]ers?
Product Editorial (Ed) Engineering Marke-ng (Ed) -‐ Map & add ﬁelds -‐ Automate easy pairs -‐ Determine edge cases for review -‐ Approve and align terms -‐ Enter content -‐ Final say over edge cases -‐ Add ﬁeld forma]ers -‐ Computed values -‐ QA -‐ Input on relevant terms and rich snippet content -‐ Share analy-cs and traﬃc impacts Tagging Process
For Further Informa-on Graphite.org: email for sign-‐up; Register on CommonSenseMedia.org as an Educator to use aker beta launch at ISTE firstname.lastname@example.org