Getting Started, Introductions

Hi All! Maybe a good way to get started with this group is to introduce ourselves, what we do, our interests and experiences in Accessibility, and why we joined this group.

I’ll go ahead and start. Hi, I’m Karla. I am an Instructional Designer at Distance Learning and Instructional Media Services at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. My interest in accessibility and assistive technology began while I was an undergraduate student at The Ohio State University and developed through a series of research, employment, and continuing education opportunities. My personal and professional interests in accessibility now have to do with web accessibility and the accessibility of distance learning. I’ve joined this group because I love the infographics that I keep coming across as I research new topics in distance learning (ie mobile learning and digital natives) as well as those complex graphics that I encounter through supporting faculty members in course development and design. I’ve been using text and audio descriptions as a means of accessibility for these graphics as of yet, but am very interested to learn more promising practices that may exist in this area.

I am very excited to be a part of this group and collaborate with each of you.

One Response to Getting Started, Introductions

  1. Keith Creasy says:

    Greetings.

    This is Keith Creasy, currently a software developer at American Printing House for the Blind. APH is the U.S. largest producer of braille and large-type textbooks. We are
    also engaged in an initiative to improve access to science, technology, engineering, and math for blind students.

    My own work has been focused on DAISY, NIMAS, and the production of DAISY content and am the primary developer of Book Wizard Producer and Reader as well as DAISY players for the Braille Plus and others.

    Please find us at http://www.aph.org

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