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Making Pdfs Accessible, Tammy Stitz Jun 2018

Making Pdfs Accessible, Tammy Stitz

Tammy Stitz

One of the largest problems for students who use screen readers is reading PDFs. Even the intellectual content of their courses is easier to understand than trying to figure how to read the PDF. Sometimes PDFs cannot be read and other PDFs are read as blocks of text without an easy way to jump to different sections, which is problematic for long documents in particular. This presentation will discuss the features of an accessible PDFs based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. It will show how to correct some issues using Adobe Acrobat DC when using a ...


When Open Isn't Accessible, Anne Larrivee, Nazely Kurkjian, Andrea Macargel, Amanda Baker Oct 2016

When Open Isn't Accessible, Anne Larrivee, Nazely Kurkjian, Andrea Macargel, Amanda Baker

Anne Larrivee

A poster describing how to evaluate, create, and locate open educational resources that are accessible.


Accessibility Challenges For Visually Impaired Students And Their Online Writing Instructors, Sushil Oswal, Beth Hewett Dec 2012

Accessibility Challenges For Visually Impaired Students And Their Online Writing Instructors, Sushil Oswal, Beth Hewett

Sushil K. Oswal

No abstract provided.


Achieving Sustainable Development: Accessibility Of Green Buildings In Malaysia, Chua Fuh Yiing, Naziaty Mohd Yaacob, Hazreena Hussein Dec 2012

Achieving Sustainable Development: Accessibility Of Green Buildings In Malaysia, Chua Fuh Yiing, Naziaty Mohd Yaacob, Hazreena Hussein

Hazreena Hussein

Both Universal Design (UD) and Green Building Design (GBD) aim to achieve sustainability in the built environment. In Malaysia, the introduction of Green Building Index (GBI) is a reinforcement of GBD agenda although not made mandatory to comply. At the same time, the Persons With Disabilities Act 2008 Malaysia (PWD Act) promotes strongly UD. Both the GBI and PWD Act are in support of Sustainable Development (SD) in terms of environmental protection and social equity, respectively. This study provides a critical analysis of how these two SD instruments are either being corroborated or compromised or complemented through the practice of ...


Malaysian Perspective On The Development Of Accessible Design, Hazreena Hussein, Naziaty Mohd Yaacob Dec 2011

Malaysian Perspective On The Development Of Accessible Design, Hazreena Hussein, Naziaty Mohd Yaacob

Hazreena Hussein

Malaysia has been actively providing accessibility in the built environment since the country signed the ‘Proclamation on the Full Participation and Equality of People with Disabilities in the Asia-Pacific Region' in 1994. However, Malaysia has limitations in enforcing legislation pertaining to accessibility. One of the concerns was the local authorities’ role in having their own mechanisms to create an accessible built environment. The objective is to highlight the gaps in Malaysia’s regulations and to illustrate the research development of the Accessible Design infrastructure for disabled people. The outcome will describe Malaysia’s experience in Accessible Design.


Development Of Accessible Design In Malaysia, Hazreena Hussein, Naziaty Mohd Yaacob Dec 2011

Development Of Accessible Design In Malaysia, Hazreena Hussein, Naziaty Mohd Yaacob

Hazreena Hussein

Malaysia has been actively providing accessibility in the built environment since the country signed the ‘Proclamation on the Full Participation and Equality of People with Disabilities in the Asia-Pacific Region’ in 1994. However, Malaysia has limitations in enforcing legislation pertaining to accessibility. One of the concerns was the local authorities’ role in having their own mechanisms to create a Barrier Free built environment. The objective is to highlight the gaps in Malaysia’s regulations and to illustrate the research development of the Accessible Design infrastructure for disabled people. The outcome will describe Malaysia’s experience in Accessible Design.


Adults With Disabilities And Their Learning Efforts, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant Oct 2011

Adults With Disabilities And Their Learning Efforts, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant

Ezzard C Bryant Jr.

This research investigated educated adults with identified disabilities and their self-directed learning efforts. It involved structured, in-depth interviews with adults with disabilities in higher education related to their attempts to learn on their own. Evidence of self-directed learning projects existed for each of the participants. All reported difficulties with finding the appropriate tools to improve their learning. A listing of specific techniques to assist their learning efforts was generated from the participants.


Learning Efforts And Experiences Of Adult Students With Disabilities In A University Setting, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant Oct 2011

Learning Efforts And Experiences Of Adult Students With Disabilities In A University Setting, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant

Ezzard C Bryant Jr.

This research investigated educated adults with identified disabilities and their learning efforts. It involved structured, in-depth interviews with disabled adults in higher education related to their attempts to learn on their own. Evidence of learning projects existed for each of the participants. All reported difficulties with finding the appropriate tools to improve their learning. A listing of specific techniques to assist their learning efforts was generated from the participants.


Self-Directed Learning In Adults With Disabilities, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant Oct 2011

Self-Directed Learning In Adults With Disabilities, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant

Ezzard C Bryant Jr.

This research investigated educated adults with identified disabilities and their self-directed learning efforts. It involved structured, in-depth interviews with disabled adults in higher education related to their attempts to learn on their own. Evidence of self-directed learning projects existed for each of the participants. All reported difficulties with finding the appropriate tools to improve their learning. A listing of specific techniques to assist their learning efforts was generated from the participants.


Adults With Disabilities And Their Learning Efforts, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant Jan 2011

Adults With Disabilities And Their Learning Efforts, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant

Deborah K Sterner

This research investigated educated adults with identified disabilities and their self-directed learning efforts. It involved structured, in-depth interviews with adults with disabilities in higher education related to their attempts to learn on their own. Evidence of self-directed learning projects existed for each of the participants. All reported difficulties with finding the appropriate tools to improve their learning. A listing of specific techniques to assist their learning efforts was generated from the participants.


The Influence Of Sensory Gardens On The Behavior Of Children With Special Educational Needs, Hazreena Hussein Dec 2010

The Influence Of Sensory Gardens On The Behavior Of Children With Special Educational Needs, Hazreena Hussein

Hazreena Hussein

This study explores the use of sensory gardens by observing the zones and how they are utilised by children with special educational needs. Methods applied were interviews, observation and behaviour mapping, which was used in conjunction with the affordance theory. Affordance was categorised by landscape furniture, soft and hard landscape in relation to three categories of activities: Sensory stimulation, physical and social skills. The findings had discovered continuous pathways that link the sensory garden to the site context, had easy access to the features, and had the highest number of user. This study also found that users spent a longer ...


Learning Efforts And Experiences Of Adult Students With Disabilities In A University Setting, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant Oct 2010

Learning Efforts And Experiences Of Adult Students With Disabilities In A University Setting, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant

Deborah K Sterner

This research investigated educated adults with identified disabilities and their learning efforts. It involved structured, in-depth interviews with disabled adults in higher education related to their attempts to learn on their own. Evidence of learning projects existed for each of the participants. All reported difficulties with finding the appropriate tools to improve their learning. A listing of specific techniques to assist their learning efforts was generated from the participants.


Self-Directed Learning In Adults With Disabilities, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant Feb 2010

Self-Directed Learning In Adults With Disabilities, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant

Deborah K Sterner

This research investigated educated adults with identified disabilities and their self-directed learning efforts. It involved structured, in-depth interviews with disabled adults in higher education related to their attempts to learn on their own. Evidence of self-directed learning projects existed for each of the participants. All reported difficulties with finding the appropriate tools to improve their learning. A listing of specific techniques to assist their learning efforts was generated from the participants.


Barrier-Free Park Design For The Disabled Persons: A Case Study Of The Klcc Park, Hazreena Hussein Dec 2005

Barrier-Free Park Design For The Disabled Persons: A Case Study Of The Klcc Park, Hazreena Hussein

Hazreena Hussein

Making green spaces accessible to as many people as possible is now mainstream thinking in planning, design and management. Green spaces call be internal or external, integrated or separated with building.The purpose of this paper is to investigate and identify the characteristics in creating green spaces for the disabled persons' to enjoy. This research is dedicated specially for those with sensory disabilities, i.e. visually impaired' persons. The research will focus on issues and constraints that seem to impede their basic necessity, which is a barrier to them in enjoying the green spaces alongside their sighted peers. However, this ...


Wheelchair Access In Star Lrt Stations In Kuala Lumpur, Zuraini Md Dali, Hazreena Hussein, Imaduddin Abdul Halim Dec 2003

Wheelchair Access In Star Lrt Stations In Kuala Lumpur, Zuraini Md Dali, Hazreena Hussein, Imaduddin Abdul Halim

Hazreena Hussein

Kuala Lumpur was honored to host the 1998 Commonwealth Games, the second largest game after the Olympics. Inline with this event, the Malaysian Government decided to upgrade the public transportation in the city to be accessible to all, mentioned by the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee. The rate and level of new investment will ensure that improvements in the accessibility of public transport are brought forward more rapidly. Building in accessibility for disabled persons in all new investment is a condition of public money being well spent. Local authorities and transport operators should ensure that the transport needs of disabled ...