EDUPUB 2013: Open and Interactive Widgets for STEM

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EDUPUB 2013: Open and Interactive Widgets for STEM

  1. 1. Open and Interactive Widgets for STEM EDUPUB 2013, October 29, 2013
  2. 2. EPUB 3 is a Website in a Box Page 2
  3. 3. Let’s Not Repeat Mistakes ●  Accessibility should not be an afterthought ●  Last 10 years have been spent fixing accessibility problems with rich internet applications ●  Let’s spend the next 10 years doing and not asking others to fix ●  Innovate accessibility with everything else Page 3
  4. 4. STEM Content is the Most Challenging ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  Graphs, charts and infographics Simulations Interactive Number Lines Quizzes and other assessments Software code emulators 3D models Page 4
  5. 5. Building Blocks Exist Requirements   Interac(vity   Technologies  &  Standards   JavaScript,  WAI-­‐ARIA  and   IndieUI  (W3C  WG  stage)   Visual  Rendering  backed  by  Rich   SVG  and  MathML   Seman(cs   (need  beGer  support  &  APIs)   Mul(-­‐modal  delivery   Web  Audio,  Web  Speech  APIs   and  Hap(cs  (nascent)   Needs Innovation DEMO TIME! Page 5
  6. 6. Proposal Widget library for publishers and other creators ●  Open source – ideally commercial friendly licenses ●  Community driven ●  Born accessible ●  ●  ●  ●  ●  Customizable – ideally just via CSS and configuration Enables collaboration between content creators, accessibility experts, educators and practitioners Builds upon existing projects, such as D3 and jQuery Test cases for browser & reading system developers Use cases for standards community Page 6
  7. 7. Next Steps ●  W3C Community Group –  http://www.w3.org/community/stemwidgets –  ETS, IDRC, Metrodigi, OERPUB, PhET, Wolfram Research ●  Contributions –  Benetech (http://github.com/benetech/svg-sonifier) ●  Community Management –  Developers –  Outreach and education –  Funding and sponsor needed for this Page 7

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