Seminar review: Make It Accessible

BRITE recently joined JISC to facilitate two seminars which  focussed on creating accessible formats.

A number of further and higher education institutions were represented, with staff from both marketing and learning support backgrounds in attendance. Employees from schools and City of Edinburgh Libraries also featured in the groups, demonstrating how vital it is to be able to provide accessible information in a range of environments.

Make It Accessible introduced essential tips to make printed information accessible to readers with visual impairments or dyslexia.

The groups experienced hands-on tuition in using Dolphin’s EasyConverter computer software, a tool which can be used to quickly create a variety of alternative formats from different source files. These formats include large print, MP3 audio, DAISY talking books and Braille.

While EasyConverter has been around for a while, it was noted that the software has seen significant improvements as well as a drop in price, increasing its usefulness to a range of education and information providers.

Try out EasyConverter for yourself by downloading a free trial (quite a big file!), or by requesting a demo CD.

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