Office Hours: Evaluating OER for Accessibility

Topic: Evaluating OER for Accessibility
When: 2021-07-22T18:00:00Z2021-07-22T19:00:00Z
Guests: Elena Azadbakht (Health Sciences Librarian and Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno Libraries), Tiffani Tijerina (Affordable Learning Georgia Program Manager), and elle dimopoulos (Assistive Technology Specialist, College of Marin)

Creating digitally accessible Open Educational Resources (OER) is important — the past year of primarily online education only emphasizes this further. In previous Office Hours sessions, we’ve talked about workflows for creating accessible OER. This month, we tackle a flip-side of this question: evaluating existing OER for accessibility. What should you look for when searching for OER in repositories? How can you test different OER formats to ensure they are accessible? What does an accessibility audit of learning materials entail? Is there anything to look for beyond technical accessibility? Our guests will share tips and tricks that you can apply at different stages of your discovery or adoption process.

This session is now complete. Thank you to all our guests and attendees! Watch the recording below or read the transcript.