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Re: accessible documents

From:

Paul Jarman <[log in to unmask]>

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Discussion list for disabled students and their support staff.

Date:

Tue, 13 Feb 2007 08:29:27 -0000

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Emma, thank you for this.  I thought it was an excellent synopsis, and, if
you don't mind, I will forward it to one of our IT guys who is currently
trying to work out just how accessible or otherwise our own WEBCT is.  Thank
you again.

Paul.

Paul Jarman,
Disability Support Officer,
2.39 Francis Bancroft Building,
Queen Mary, University of London,
Mile End Road,
LONDON.  E1 4NS
Tel.: +44 (0)20 7882-2757,
Fax: +44 (0)20 7882-5223,
E-Mail: [log in to unmask]

-----Original Message-----
From: Discussion list for disabled students and their support staff.
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Emma Wright
Sent: 12 February 2007 16:12
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: accessible documents


I don't know what the official answer is, but as a visually impaired
student who uses it to access course material I can make the following
comments...

It picks up windows settings fairly well, so if like me you like to
use larger than average fonts and play with the colour settings it
will adopt these.  However, when I used it there were lots of boxes on
the screen and my large size text didn't fit in them very well.  In
the end I cut and paste the information from each box into word where
I could read it more easily.  Most of the icons did not enlarge or
have a text label so I could not use them, but I managed without for
the most part.

I tried using my screenreader - ZoomText - and it worked ok, but I
believe this depends on who has set up the information you want to
access and how they've done it (I guess in the same way that the web
is fully accessible if only websites are designed correctly).  I did
have a problem with pictures and graphs, but there may be a way of
adding an equivalent of 'alt text', but my university didn't use it if
so.

I hope this is of some help,

Emma

On 12/02/07, John Conway <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> While we're on the topic  how "accessible" is WebCT????
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> Dr John S Conway
>  Disability Officer / Principal Lecturer in Soil Science / Chair, Research
> Committee
>  Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, Glos GL7 6JS
>  01285 652531 ext 2234  fax 01285 650219
>  http://www.rac.ac.uk/index.php?_id=590
>  email [log in to unmask]
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>  ________________________________
>
>
> From: Discussion list for disabled students and their support staff.
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tony Lees
>  Sent: Monday, February 12, 2007 3:24 PM
>
>  To: [log in to unmask]
>  Subject: Re: accessible documents
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>
> www.altformat.com
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> Regards, Tony
>
>  Stop Press: Avantek are the World's First DSA-QAG Quality Assured,
> Accredited Supplier.
>
>  Tony Lees
>  Avantek Computer Limited
>  Computer Systems and Solutions; hand crafted by artisans for the
discerning
> client.
>  St Peter's Road
>  Arnesby, Leics, LE8 5WJ
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>  ________________________________
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> From: Discussion list for disabled students and their support staff.
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Caroline Davies
>  Sent: 12 February 2007 15:21
>  To: [log in to unmask]
>  Subject: Re: accessible documents
>
>
> Sorry folks, its none of these, but thank you for all this information.
Its
> a stand alone website, just devoted to this subject.
>
>
> Caroline
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>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
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> From: Ian Litterick
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> To: [log in to unmask]
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> Sent: Monday, February 12, 2007 3:16 PM
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> Subject: [Norton AntiSpam] Re: accessible documents
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> I suspect it's Techdis
> http://www.techdis.ac.uk/index.php?p=3_20 although there
> are various pages of ours and the BDA's that are relevant, too.
>
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> Ian Litterick
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> Executive Chairman
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> www.iansyst.co.uk
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> www.dyslexic.com
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>  ________________________________
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>
> From: Discussion list for disabled students and their support staff.
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Kathy Aveyard
>  Sent: 12 February 2007 15:10
>  To: [log in to unmask]
>  Subject: Re: [DIS-FORUM] accessible documents
>
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> Dear Caroline,
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> I'm not sure if it's what you're looking for, but try these two
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> http://www.w3c.rl.ac.uk/ukofficewai.html
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> http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/
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> Kathy Aveyard
>
> Equality and Diversity manager
>
> The Equality Service
>
> Social Sciences Building
>
> University of Leeds
>
> Leeds LS2 9JT
>
>
>
> Tel. 0113 343 3964
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
>  From: Discussion list for disabled students and their support staff.
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Caroline Davies
>  Sent: 12 February 2007 15:03
>  To: [log in to unmask]
>  Subject: accessible documents
>
>
> Can someone help me out?  I know that a really good website was launched
> sometime last year giving guidance on how to make printed materials more
> accessible.  But I have forgotten its title.  Can anyone remember what it
> is?
>
>
> best wishes,
>
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> Caroline
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>
> *************************************************
>  Dr Caroline Davies
>  Consultant
>  IMPACT Associates
>  [log in to unmask]
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--
Emma Jane Wright
School of Sociology and Social Policy
University of Nottingham

[log in to unmask]

www.accessingmaterials.org.uk

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