[Athen] Thoughts on DAISY

E.A. Draffan ea at emptech.info
Mon Apr 14 13:55:42 PDT 2008

Yes I did and I thought how helpful that would be for those with a wide
range of learning difficulties (LD, dyslexia, ADD, ADHD etc). I would have
said this would normally be part of the study skills advice student's
receive rather than an accessibility option.

Best wishes E.A.

Mrs E.A. Draffan
Learning Societies Lab,
ECS, University of Southampton,
Tel +44 (0)23 8059 7246

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From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Kelmer, Susan M.
Sent: 14 April 2008 14:03
To: Access Technologists in Higher Education Network
Subject: Re: [Athen] Thoughts on DAISY

Interesting article. However, I take exception to the section about
topic sentences and main ideas. If someone wants to do markup for such
things, then I, as a non-disabled person, want the same for my books.

If I had had textbooks in college that highlighted the main topic
sentences, I'd have never had to read a textbook all the way through.

I'm sorry, where's the equal access in this idea? To me this sounds
like way more than equal access, this sounds like learning tools added
in to the document, and that, to me, sounds more like enabling than
equal access.

Did anyone else notice this?

Susan Kelmer
Adaptive Technology Specialist
Coordinator, Campus Labs and Classrooms/IAL
Technology and Educational Support Services/
Campus Technology Support Services
St. Louis Community College at Meramec

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