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Sunday, July 10, 2022

Elisabeth Morel: OER accessibility

This post is a collection of quotes from Elisabeth Morel in a presentation for the ACRL CJCLS OER Committee titled OER: What's next? Accessibility in 2021. The video for this presentation can be found at this link. I recommend listening to the presentation. There are 2 quotes listed below chronologically.


1. "...throughout this presentation we'll be talking about 'accessibility', which we're thinking refers to making content accessible to individuals with disabilities. We know that about 20% of our population has some type of disability but we know that OER [open educational resources] impacts far more than just those with disabilities and so its about providing better access for all of our students..." (1:16)


2. "So when talk about something being accessible in the disability world, we're looking to make sure individuals with disabilities are able to independently acquire the same information or engage in the same interactions, or enjoy the same services that their peers without disabilities enjoy... We don't want to make it more challenging for individuals with disabilities to get the same information." (1:51)


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