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Re: accessibility courtesy


From: Jonathan Cohn
Date: Feb 18, 2020 1:27PM

I have run into cases where the owner of the site says they don't own the copyright, and therefore cannot modify the document at all. I personally don't know the legal aspects of such.

> On Feb 18, 2020, at 10:08 AM, Laurie Kamrowski < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Hi everyone!
> While looking through an open source textbook website, I noticed that they
> have a pdf file labeled as accessible, but when I opened it - there is a
> lot of scanned text with no alt text listed; the reading order is
> incorrect; etc...
> The file didn't appear to be created by the website itself, but a third
> party. Is it considered rude to let them know? Due to the inaccessibility
> of their file, my school has opted to remediate our versions, with
> permission of the website. Should we share the remediated files with them
> once finished, in the spirit of open source resource sharing?
> Any input would be appreciated!
> Thank you so much,
> Laurie Kamrowski
> She/Her/Hers
> Accessibility Specialist
> Mid Michigan College
> > > >