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Tag: accessibility

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Top tips to make your learning materials more accessible #1

May 17th, 2019 at 11:05

With new digital accessibility regulations now in force since September 2018, HE institutions are required to be proactive in providing fully accessible websites – which includes VLEs such as Moodle. This provides a real opportunity to review and improve learning materials  for students and others. New websites must be compliant by 23 Sep 2019 and [...]

Working online more comfortably #2: What can you do if you’re struggling to read text on the screen?

January 18th, 2019 at 10:01

Sally Hanford writes: We spend an increasing amount of time looking at screens and there is an expectation that processes that were previously carried out on paper will be transferred online in the future.  Many people struggle to read text on screen for prolonged periods of time for various reasons and this can become a [...]

Accessibility: free converter of text files into audio or Braille

March 7th, 2011 at 08:03

Here’s a useful tool for visually impaired or dyslexic learners and those who want to provide alternative formats for them.  RoboBraille is an email and web-based service which can convert digital text documents into either Braille or audio files.  You can upload (or email) a variety of file formats and they are converted for you [...]