Accessible Content Creation in Mathematics
Portland Community College funded two full-time mathematics staff to investigate accessibility challenges. Findings and best practice are reported.
This is a rich case study reported by video, blog and article. Linked from the blog are online guides which came out of the project.
This case study was written by Chris Hughes, Scot Leavitt. It provides information suitable for Higher Education. It provides information suitable for Assistive Technologist, Disability Practitioner, Lecturer. Further information can be found at:
- This case study covers aspects of: Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research
- This case study may be useful for: Visual Impairments
- It refers to a context, methods and processes as of 2013.
- It considers how the learning and teaching context in STEM subjects may lead to STEM challenges for students who experience Visual difficulties. The particular challenges considered are:
- The challenges successfully met were:
- To meet these challenges the following processes were employed:
- Converting LaTeX (Transformable subset) to produce both PDF and MathJax
- Converting Word (Structured) to Word (Structured; MathType)
- Converting Word (Structured; MathType) to MathJax or MathML
- Converting Word to Word (Structured)
- Creating LaTeX (Transformable subset)
- Creating a tactile diagram
- Diagram description
- Provision of full notes prior to lectures
- The following skills were also built:
Overview of content
The headings in this article are:
- Background of the project
- Project process and progress
- General best practices
- Specific best practices
- Converting content (Appendix)
- Anticipated questions (Appendix)
Please note that there is also a video, blog and online guides to explore.
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