OER Production Series: Technical Accessibility in OER

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This event is a part of the OER Production Series.

This webinar is part 1 of our exploration of accessibility and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in open educational resources (OER). In this webinar, we will introduce how to design OER so they meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). We describe the principles behind WCAG, introduce some different assistive technologies, and explain how to create accessible tables, images, videos, audio, links, and math equations. By creating educational materials with accessibility in mind, we can ensure these resources are more useful, powerful, and accessible to all. This session will include lots of concrete examples and opportunities to apply learning.

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Harper Friedman (he/him) is the open textbook production assistant at BCcampus. A recent graduate of the University of Victoria, he is using his skills to help create OER, primarily in Pressbooks. As part of his work, Harper has been learning accessibility best practices in OER and making educational resources more accessible for a greater variety of students.

Josie Gray (she/her) is the manager of production and publishing at BCcampus. She manages the B.C. Open Textbook Collection and provides training and support for B.C. faculty publishing open textbooks in Pressbooks. Josie has been learning about and teaching accessibility best practices in OER for five years and recently completed her Masters of Design in Inclusive Design at OCAD University.

Recording and Resources:

Technical Accessibility Slides (PDF)