Multimedia Modular Training Packages by EUAIN
||Crombie, David; Ioannidis,George; McKenzie, Neil
||Multimedia Modular Training Packages by EUAIN
||ELPUB2007. Openness in Digital Publishing: Awareness, Discovery and Access - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Electronic Publishing held in Vienna, Austria 13-15 June 2007 / Edited by: Leslie Chan and Bob Martens. ISBN 978-3-85437-292-9, 2007, pp. 91-100
||The European Accessible Information Network (EUAIN) was established to support the move to incorporate accessibility within mainstream content processing environments. EUAIN has brought together a considerable base of knowledge that has now been structured into a series of training modules and curricula which are intended to meet the real needs at this point in time.In this paper we outline how the EUAIN training and learning framework is primarily intended to provide support for everyone who is directly involved in digital content creation and document distribution channels. This target audience requires general courses and training materials as well as domain-specific materials. These general training materials include information about digital document standards and formats, accessibility guidelines and different kinds of publishers and distribution channels. Also important is knowledge about accessibility and alternative forms of presentation that fulfil special requirements for print impaired people. The curricula are illustrated by good practices of accessible content publishing and good examples of accessible digital documents. The specific training materials are addressed to different branches of publishing (books, newspapers, magazines, etc) and content creators (multimedia content designers, web designers, authors of e- learning content). A significant part of the materials are curricula that demonstrate tools and techniques for accessible content processing. Additionally, the training materials are in modular form to allow them to be adopted within courses and programs to meet the requirements of particular groups. These modular materials are also extensible and scalable, and it is our intention that many new curricula will be developed using this ever-growing resource base. Indeed, the newly-established PRO-ACCESS project is disseminating this information across the publishing industries.
||visually impaired; e-learning; EUAIN; digital publishing
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