Ally helps make digital course content more accessible by automatically providing alternative formats (such as semantic HTML, audio, ePub, and electronic Braille) and providing instructor feedback and guidance on fixing accessibility issues in a course. Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for AIL 605, Spring 2020.

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Creating or selecting captioned video is a key part of creating accessible, inclusive curricula for diverse learners and one example of how educators can address diversity, equity, inclusion, and access when implementing instructional technology. TERC 2020 Poster (PDF)

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A new year calls for a quick update! Since I last posted: I became a graduate student in George Mason University‘s College of Education and Human Development. I am pursuing a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Assistive Technology. In the fall, I took Introduction to Assistive Technology, Assistive Technology for Individuals with Sensory Impairments,…

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Welcome Mississippi State University Libraries Scholarly Communication Summit attendees! Sources referenced in my session, along with some related resources, are listed here. They are also available via the Diigo collaborative bookmarking site: mbfortson’s library tagged msudata16a11y.

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Welcome Mississippi State University Libraries Scholarly Communication Summit attendees! Sources referenced in my session, along with some related resources, are listed here. They are also available via the Diigo collaborative bookmarking site: mbfortson’s library tagged msudata16.

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