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.