Turning Wikipedia into textbooks: Tools, Ideals and Accessibility

Wikipedia just announced that you can download collections of articles in the ePub format. That reminded me that it has had a curation feature called Book Creator for 2 years. I don’t think it has been getting as much use Continue reading

“Why didn’t anyone tell me about this?”: What every learning technologist should know about accessible documents #ALTC2012

I gave this presentation at the ALT Conference 2012 in Manchester. Presentation Download presentation from Slideshare. Abstract The title of this presentation is a composite of the many responses we receive when we deliver training on accessible documents to teachers Continue reading

Make your own audio book using text to speech – Save your eyes, time

Why text to speech I’m taking a MOOC (a Massive Open Online Course) on Coursera. It’s a literature course on Fantasy and Science Fiction and I noticed on the forums some people were worried about the amount of reading. I’m pretty Continue reading

Word 2013 Preview Accessibility and Usability Review – First Impressions [Update 2 on uninstall]

In case of problems: How to uninstall Office 2013 Preview If you have trouble with the Office 2013 Consumer Preview and cannot uninstall it, you can use this tool from Microsoft [Link downloads file]. You may have to associate your Continue reading

4 things you thought you knew about screen readers!

This is my proposal for a Pecha Kucha session at the MoodleMoot Dublin 2012. It barely scratches the surface but should be a good start for people who care about accessibility. If you only have time to read one post Continue reading