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Re: Making Speaker Notes Accessible as a Tagged PDF


From: Ilana Gordon
Date: Oct 6, 2021 11:51AM

David, you are so right in your approach. So many organizations don't want
to "burden" presenters with accessibility guidelines and they design in a
vacuum without any idea what it takes to make their presentations
Kudos to your approach!
On Wed, Oct 6, 2021 at 1:11 PM David Engebretson Jr. <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Ooh, you might be interested in some of the work we are doing at the
> university I work at!
> I'm pushing for:
> * teachers in our elementary education teaching programs to teach kids how
> to make documents fully accessible from the first time the students touch a
> computer.
> * training all faculty staff and students to make their digital creations
> fully accessible from design to implementation as soon as they join our
> university community
> * incorporating accessible design principles into our curriculum from
> English 101 on... hopefully into all GUR's
> *incorporating accessible design principles into our computer science
> programs from CS 101 on... hopefully into all programs of concentration
> that deal with digital technologies, and programs that create physical
> products (such as industrial design)
> * and much more!
> I think the solution to the a11y problem is to start teaching our youngest
> students, right from the start, to create things with accessibility in
> mind. Maybe then, in 50 years, I can retire from being an a11y advocate
> because all humans will understand the importance of accessible design. I'm
> a dreamer, I know. 😊
> Thanks again for all of your hard work and advocacy!
> David
> > > > >
Ilana Gordon
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