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!NEW! OLOR Effective Practice Publication

24 Jul 2023 9:37 AM | Justin Cary (Administrator)

Reducing Barriers to Learning: Creating Accessible Learning Resources
by Katharine H. Brown, Mark Smith, & Heesun Yoon
Auburn University


Accessible document design is essential for the removal of barriers to learning. This article explores how the authors retrofitted over 300 learning resource documents and PDFs for accessibility and published them in a new Open Educational Resource (OER) for University Writing at Auburn University. Working collaboratively, the authors learned about accessibility standards and the technical processes of creating accessible documents and PDFs. Using the four principles of document accessibility, including visibility, audibility, mobility, and searchability, the authors describe their retrofitting process and provide readers with considerations for document accessibility. Their article addresses OLI Principle 1: “Online literacy instruction should be universally accessible and inclusive.”

OLOR Series: OLOR Effective Practices

Author(s): Katharine H. Brown, Mark Smith, & Heesun Yoon

Original Publication Date: 5 June 2023

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