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Hands-on EPUB in the Ebook MakerSpace

This workshop follows along with an OER lesson plan that consists of four structured activities intended to teach basic concepts related to digital publishing, text accessibility, reflowable text, and e-book formats.

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EPUB is the successor to DAISY DTBooks, the accessible digital document format recommended in Rose et al.’s Universal Design for Learning. This hands-on workshop will help you become familiar with the creation and use of EPUB documents, and could be your first step towards preferring EPUBs (instead of PDFs or web texts) for the distribution of syllabi, class readings, and other course documents. This workshop follows along with an OER lesson plan that consists of four structured activities intended to teach basic concepts related to digital publishing, text accessibility, reflowable text, and e-book formats. You’ll learn simple strategies for using free resources to convert your Microsoft Word documents into accessible EPUB documents; templates will be provided for creating job aids, syllabi, and more!

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My First EPUB
Interactive Notes Document

Authors/Creators
Hal Hinderliter

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WCAG v2.0 AA

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December 17, 2020

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My First EPUB

Document Summary: This document walks through the steps of creating your first EPUB. 
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Join AbleGamers for an introduction on inclusivity in video games.

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Join AbleGamers for an introduction on inclusivity in video games.

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AbleGamers Website

Authors/Creators
Christopher Power

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WCAG v2.0 AA

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November 24, 2020

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National Center on AEM website page for Module 2: Accessible Documents

Creating Accessible Documents

The AEM Center offers this module as a part of an online learning series. Each module is self-paced and self-directed with technical assistance available from AEM Center staff.

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The goal for this module is to be able to explain the importance of accessible documents to a colleague, apply accessibility best practices when creating a document, and create a document that can pass an accessibility check, demonstrating proficiency with accessibility best practices.There is the option to watch a 1-hour webinar recording. The webinar will introduce some of the skills you will learn in this module, including how to:

  • Add alternative text to images and other visuals to make them accessible to screen reader users
  • Use headings, unique slide titles and descriptive hyperlinks to ensure documents are easy to navigate
  • Check for sufficient color contrast in order to make sure the content can be  viewed in a variety of settings 
  • Perform an accessibility check to confirm that your documents follow best practices

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AEM Center

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WCAG v2.0 AA

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May 6, 2020

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Digital handout to accompany Accessible Documents webinar

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This is the digital handout to accompany Accessible Documents webinar.

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