Donal Rice, Senior ICT Advisor, Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD)
Richard Orme, Chief Executive Officer, DAISY Consortium
Aimed at: staff working in library services, assistive technology, disability support or related fields.
In this webinar, Donal Rice will explore the legislative responsibilities of education providers regarding digital accessibility and introduce the EU Web Accessibility Directive which is currently awaiting transposition into Irish Law.
Richard Orme of the DAISY consortium will then examine importance of reading in modern learning and show how modern technology has changed the way our students interact with textbooks. He will then discuss the evolution of the eBook and how ePubs offer huge opportunities to provide all of our learners – not just those with print disabilities - with flexible, accessible and dynamic reading experiences. Lastly Richard will take a look at what colleges can begin to do to improve the provision of digital, accessible reading materials on their campus.