Educators who are thinking about creating their own open education resources (OER) may be interested in this Accessibility Toolkit published by BCcampus, an organization whose mandate is to "provide teaching, learning, educational technology, and open education support to the post-secondary institutions of British Columbia." This toolkit provides a guide to creating an open and accessible textbook or other OER that can be used by readers "who cannot use conventional print materials because of disabilities." Written for non-technical users, the toolkit is organized into two main sections: Key concepts and Best practices. Examples of the topics covered include the concept of universal design for learning, organizing content for accessibility, best practices for including images and multimedia, and how to write an accessibility statement. The toolkit also includes several appendices that include a checklist for accessibility and an activity exploring scenarios to help decide whether redesign or accommodation is most appropriate. Readers can view the entire toolkit online, and it can also be downloaded in a wide range of file formats, such as PDF, EPub3, MOBI, and OpenDocument. Created using Pressbooks, this second edition of the Accessibility Toolkit was published in August 2018.
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