[Athen] Accessible E-books in Higher Ed, the Future is Coming Thursday, September 27 (2PM

Prof Norm Coombs norm.coombs at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 13:56:51 PDT 2007

Accessible E-books in Higher Ed, the Future is Coming Thursday, September
Presenter, Ron Stewart

This Webinar is free and open to everyone, but you need to register in
advance to reserve a "seat" in the online conference room!
Currently three national initiatives are underway to attempt to bring a
level playing field to the educational experiences of students with print
1. The National Instructional Materials Standard,
2. the Alternative Format Solutions Initiative of the American Association
of Publishers,
3. AHEAD's E-Text Solutions Group

These 3 organizations are all working from different perspectives to
attempt to insure that curricular access is provided across the educational
spectrum in
the United States. This session will present and explore an overview of
these three efforts, as well as present for discussion the challenges and
of each for our community.

Recent technology is providing e-text books that are easier to navigate and
have vastly improved usefulness. The alternative text user has access,
navigation and control of the document that is about as good as that of
print users and provides a significant step forward in leveling the
learning space both in higher education and in K-12. Authoring tools are
also being created that makes it simpler to provide such e-texts. Students
need to know how to locate such e-books and providers need to learn how to
create them.

You can register by following the links at http://easi.cc/clinic.htm

We also have a free multimedia demonstration of a simple way to check your
Web pages for accessibility.
Making accessible Web design is essential for making your information an
course content usable by everyone. With the free AIS Accessibility
Toolbar anyone can look at pages and instantly know what needs to be done
to make the pages accessible.
For a free Quicktime multimedia overview of the Power of the AIS toolbar,
send an email message to easi15 at easi.cc.

Note the October EASI online course is Barrier-free Web Design

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