Our first “Cooking Show” (aka webinar) is scheduled for July 30 at 9:00am Pacific Time.
As we are just getting going with projects and want to keep things comfortable, access to this first one will be shared with project participants (look for an email and info shared in our Mattermost community) (have you joined yet?), but future ones will be open to other educators and advertised by BCCampus.
Because of its importance in ensuring that Open Textbooks can be used by all learners on all devices, web accessibility is critical in our projects. It becomes more key when are adding interactive elements via H5P; hence our consideration of using content types that meet web content accessibility guidelines (WCAG).
See the BCcampus Pressbook on Accessibility in Open Education.
Therefore, our first guest on the Cooking With H5P series is BCCampus’s Josie Gray, who brings expertise in web accessibility. And as a bonus, Josie more than knows her way around in Pressbooks (she installed and set up your books) so she can also help with questions about using Pressbooks.
She already contributed in Mattermost with a question from Simon about getting stats on the percentage of users on mobile devices
The examples Josie shared today are available at https://pressbooks.bccampus.ca/abookfortestingprod/chapter/h5p/
The archive of the meeting is embedded below and also viewable by archive link.
- Amara http://amara.org “Caption, Subtitle and Translate Video”
“Amara’s award-winning technology enables you to caption and subtitle any video for free. For larger subtitling projects the platform makes it easy to manage teams of translators. And you can always purchase high-quality captions or translations from our passionate team of professional linguists.“
- Complex images for All Learners – a guide for making all images accessible https://www.lsu.edu/accessibility/training/complex-images.pdf
- POET Training Tool – Resources and guides to help you write effective image descriptions https://poet.diagramcenter.org/
- Contrast checker – check if your images have sufficient contrast https://contrastchecker.com/
- Making Hyperlinks accessible (BCcampus Accessibility Toolkit) https://opentextbc.ca/accessibilitytoolkit/chapter/links/