[Athen] graphic novels

Joseph Polizzotto jpolizzotto at taftcollege.edu
Tue Nov 10 16:08:05 PST 2015

In addition to what others have mentioned, I would explore possibly hiring English students to read portions of the text, to which you could add some descriptive audio content. This could be compiled as a classic-audio DAISY book, which would provide the best navigation tools for the students. The open-source OBI tool by the DAISY consortium might be used for this purpose.

I know this may not be feasible but it would be excellent to have more resources like this. I think the student would benefit from it a lot, too.

Joseph Polizzotto
Associate Professor, Learning Skills
High Tech Center Access Specialist
Taft College
29 Cougar Court
Taft CA 93268
661-763-7977 (work)
408-504-7404 (cell)
661-763-7758 (fax)
jpolizzotto at taftcollege.edu

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Leyna Bencomo
Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 3:27 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Athen] graphic novels
Has anyone had to work with graphic novels? We have a required textbook that is a graphic novel and a blind student who needs to read it. I've asked the publisher and they say there is not even a separate pdf, it's all drawn. I hate to rewrite the entire book but it looks like that is what its coming down to. Bookshare says they don't have the resources. Suggestions anyone? Has anyone done this already? The book, by the way, is THE COMPLETE PERSEPOLIS by Marjane Satrapi ISBN: 9780375714832

Leyna Bencomo
Assistive Technology Specialist
Information Technology
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, EPC 240
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 255-4202 / lbencomo at uccs.edu<mailto:lbencomo at uccs.edu>

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Gunderson, Jon R
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2015 9:12 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu<mailto:athen-list at u.washington.edu>>
Subject: Re: [Athen] enterprise level apps for checking 508 and wcag 2.0 level AA


The University of Illinois is developing Open Source Tools for WCAG 2.0 Level A and AA evaluation using the OpenAjax Evaluation Library and has two rulesets:

1. HTML5 and ARIA Techniques to meet WCAG requirements

2. HTML4 legacy techniques to meet WCAG requirements

Functional Accessibility Evaluator (FAE) 2.0
FAE 2.0 is a free service of the University of Illinois that allows you to spider a website for W3C WCAG 2.0 requirements and generate summary reports to use for accessibility auditing, planning and training. Users can select the depth of spidering and a ruleset that represents the technologies they are using to make the website accessible.


AInspector Sidebar for Firefox
AInspector Sidebar is a Firefox add-on that evaluates the current web page using the document object model (DOM) which contains the result of dynamically generated content and styling. Users can view page summary and element level results. Firefox DOM inspector can be opened directly from an element level result.


Please contact me directly if you have any additional questions,

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