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Accessing Maths Using Digital PDFs

by Craig Mill

on Wed Mar 30, 2016

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Due to popular demand, Stuart Aitken and Craig Mill have produced and uploaded an extended version of our video on making and using accessible PDF documents. The YouTube video Accessing Maths using digital PDFs is sub-titled.

Or, you can download the video for offline viewing.

Accompanying transcripts are available in:

The video follows a SETT framework (Settings, Environment, Tasks and Technology) helping to guide through the most appropriate assistive technology strategies and techniques to take. The example is of a maths book with added answer boxes in PDF format. This accessible format approach has proved very popular with many learners with a physical disability, visual impairment, autism or other support need.

The original version of the video - the 1 minute blink and you'll miss it version - was part of CALL Scotland's contribution to the European Agency project ICT for Inclusion, The project  explored both policy frameworks for ICT for Inclusion as well as current practice in member countries. 

The updated Accessing Maths video is an example of making information accessible - in this case curriculum materials. Similar techniques are applied with Digital Exams and it also demonstrates how to put into practice the recent European Agency Guidelines for Accessible Information. The Agency guidelines cover how to make information accessible for learning and covers books, worksheets, video, audio, PowerPoints, PDFs and more. Following the steps set out in the Guidelines should  mean that learners with visual impairment, physical disability, dyslexia or other form of support need have much better access to books, worksheets and other materials.

More information about the Guidelines is provided in the CALL Scotland Blog: ICT to Make Information and Learning Accessible.

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Tags: accessible maths, assistive technology, inclusive design

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