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3 Resources for Creating Accessible PDFs

PDF is one of the most widely used format to share information on the web. Corporates, Government organizations, educational institutes share information in the form of annual reports, books, brochures, publications or even user manuals on the web as PDF files. The question that often gets asked is that are PDFs accessible to people with […]

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Accessible Textbooks – How Disability Support Services are supporting Students with Disabilities

With the exact numbers being unknown and unavailable, an estimated 93 to 150 million children under the age of 18 years old worldwide have disabilities (WHO, 2011). Additionally, children with disabilities face larger challenges in terms of accessing quality and inclusive education. But there’s light at the end of the tunnel.  UNICEF has been working since 2014 to address this challenge.  Accessible […]

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Let’s solve the problem of Accessible Textbooks

One of the main concerns for students with disability at the start of the school year is ensuring that they are provided with accessible learning materials for their coursework.   The solution is often that the student goes to the Disability Support Services team and requests for accessible versions of the textbooks they are prescribed. Ensuring that you have accessible textbooks […]

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As a student with disability, how to navigate an Accessible PDF textbook?

Portable Document Format (PDF) is the preferred format for publishing and distributing digital documents across the globe. This is true for text books as well. Educational institutes, universities, elearning providers, schools and colleges are using PDF as the preferred format for distributing text books to their students. Accessible PDF text books are high on demand […]

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3 Strategies how Universities can extend their Disability Support Teams

  As the term starts and as Universities cope with balancing safety requirements and delivering on the education, students with disabilities are going to be impacted.    The Disability Support Team will have to be there to support the students as so many things are changing. So how do we ensure that the team can […]

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Need for Accessible Learning Material

Every person has equal right to education and this includes people with various disabilities. Its often a myth that students with disability may not be as capable as their non – disabled peers. An accessible educational environment with certain accommodations and considerations can ensure an inclusive and better learning experience for students with disabilities. One […]

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Planning for Document Accessibility under Section 508

Today, PDF is one of the most widely used format to share information on the web. Corporates, Government organizations, educational institutes share annual reports, books, brochures, publications or even user manuals on the web as PDF files. In addition, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint are also used to disseminate a lot of information in the form […]

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Educators and Accessible Curriculum – PDF, Word or PowerPoint

I’m sitting at ATIA 2017 (#ATIA17) and am inspired to see so many special educators. The impact that a special educator has on the lives of students with disabilities is tremendous. We were just having a team conversation on what is it to provide inclusion! For us inclusion is providing the same access to students […]