Digital Accessibility in Higher and Further Education Conference, 7 April, London
Dig Inclusion director Ted Page will be giving a talk and taking part in a discussion group at this year’s Digital Accessibility in Higher and Further Education Conference on Thursday 7 April in London.
The conference will address a wide range of topics including accessible assessments, accessible teaching methodologies for STEM subjects, accessible MOOCs, and much more.
In the past 4 years Ted has made accessible over 700 PDF exam papers. His talk will focus on the pros and cons of using PDF for creating assessments, relative to those of some of the newer technologies, including EPUB.
Further to his presentation on accessible exams at the PDF Accessibility Days Conference in Copenhagen late last year, Ted will look briefly at the technical aspects, but will also emphasise the importance of getting the content right. He will also touch briefly on subjects such as the need to go beyond standards compliance and simple screen reader accessibility in order to ensure that PDFs are accessible to the widest possible range of users, and the benefits of establishing an ongoing dialogue between examiners, accessibility professionals and other interested parties.