ICT4IAL: Guidelines for Accessible Information in Learning Now Available in 23 Languages
The Guidelines for Implementing Information Accessibility in Learning (ICT4IAL) are now available in 23 languages providing practical solutions for the preparation and sharing of accessible information for persons with disabilities and their teachers for learning and training purposes. The set of recommendations provide practical information on how to prepare the accessible text, image, audio, video, and media files.
The procedure for creating and sharing accessible information is universal. However, there are numerous educational resources available in electronic formats and shared using various media channels which are not designed respecting information accessibility requirements. Providing information that is not accessible creates an additional barriers for learners with disabilities.
The Guidelines for Accessible Information are an open educational resource (OER) to support the creation of accessible information in general and for learning in particular. It summarizes and provides links to existing and useful resources which can be helpful for non-information and communication technologies experts.
The Guidelines were developed within the context of the ICT for All Information Accessible for Learning (ICT4IAL) project which is a multi-disciplinary network of European and International partners that represent both learning and ICT communities:
The European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education,
The European Schoolnet,
The International Association of Universities,
The DAISY Consortium, and
The Global Initiative of Inclusive ICTs (G3ict).
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.