I'm editing a series of open textbooks for Philosophy courses, and am learning a lot along the way. Here is a blog post about some things I've learned about accessibility and publishing open textbooks on the Pressbooks platform: http://blogs.ubc.ca/chendricks/2020/01/11/accessibility-open-textbooks/ #OER #OpenTextbooks #a11y
@chendricks - Thanks for sharing. That's a concise but valuable summary of pragmatic solutions for accessibility on the Pressbooks platform.
@mackiwg Sure! There is more, but I figured that was enough for tonight. There are lots of small process issues I've learned about when working on these books (not all about accessibility) and I want to document them all at some point besides just having them sit on the Rebus Community discussion threads!
@chendricks - Look forward to reading the next installment of lessons learned. I like how you have implemented image attributions using captions (but is potentially a challenge when thinking about remix scenarios outside of the Pressbooks platform) I have a keen interest in exploring the cross-over for integrating Pressbooks publications for OERu open online courses - so sharing your experiences are very valuable for us. Thank you.
I clicked on 'start learning' and was taken to a page filled with a wall of tiny text (pictured) that was to me really off-putting.
'Step 1' was 'Register'. I had *just* decided to skip registering, and you're asking me to register again. Ugh.
Step 2 was 'Orient'. If this was what I needed now, this is where I should have been taken. If I click on 'start here' I'm greeted with basically the same in a slightly different format info and another come-on to register. Agh!
I hit the first link presented in Orient first, and went to the Syllabus page and was greeted with a screen that literally had no information (pictured). I know (now) I could scroll down, but my first time through I just hit 'back' .