Accessible PDFs on the Kindle app

I recently had to make a physical book that was long out of print accessible for someone using an iPad for single-switch-accessed reading. With the help of a colleague at Disability Services at Dundee University I ended up with a PDF file with embedded OCR information that should allow the reader for example to adjust […]

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It’s sometimes so simple…

Accessing a website using the keyboard rather than the mouse should be easy. By using the ‘Tab’ key you can jump from link to link. However, on many websites your focus, i.e. the link you have tabbed to, is hardly visible, only framed by a thin dotted line if at all. A simple change to […]

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Speaking our Language

An article in Aberdeen University’s new magazine, Scientia (page 16-17), describes the use of Natural Language Generation (NLG) such as in our “How was School today…?” project. In the collaboration project between Aberdeen and Dundee we used an area of NLG, Data-to-text, to generate stories that could be used by children with complex disabilities to talk to their parents […]

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