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You may already be familiar with QR codes – a square bar code containing information that you can read using an app on a mobile phone. The information can take the form of text or a link to a web page. To read it, the app takes a photograph of it and then decodes the [...]Continue reading: Chirp – “teaching the machines to sing”
For the last two years Simon Ball, JISC TechDis Senior Advisor, has been seconded part-time to manage the EIFL-FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) programme. The programme has made a lot of progress in that time.
Did you know that there are 285 million visually impaired people in the world and that [...]
It was Aristotle who said “I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.”
From the results of our Online Accessibility Self Evaluation Service (OASES) it looks like the post 16 sector has a lot of Aristotles.
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Human speech is arguably one of the most powerful media for communication because intonation carries us far beyond information. Speech carries with it nuances of personality, persuasion and purposefulness.
Research by Howard Giles (“Evaluative reactions to accents” – 1970) assessed the persuasiveness of accents by comparing students views on capital punishment before and after presentations. [...]Continue reading: Voicing approval
Part 3 – Negatives that need addressing
Although a minority (43%) of the publishers attracted one or more negative comments there were some identifiable trends in the things that attracted criticism. The key criticisms were:
Perceived discrimination. There is no reason why a publisher should not charge full price for a PDF of the book [...]Continue reading: Academic libraries, publishers and accessibility
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