Accessible Documents Made Easy: Introducing T-Base’s Self-Serve Transcription Tool

Scheduled at 9:15am in Plaza Court 2 on Thursday, November 18.

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Speaker(s)

  • Jeff Jullion, National Account Executive, Education, T-Base Communications

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

Learn how a new self-serve document transcription tool is revolutionizing the process for transcribing accessible instructional materials, making it possible for educational institutions to provide their students with alternate formats in a quick, effective and affordable way.

Abstract

After consulting with leading educational institutions, we have learned that one of the biggest challenges they face is providing their students with timely access to high-quality instructional materials in accessible formats. We also know that there is a demand for accessible digital documents: In 2020, we surveyed disability offices across the U.S., and 41% of respondents said that they receive a high volume of student requests for accessible Word, 35% for accessible PDF and 19% for audio. To help educational institutions meet the needs of their students requiring accessible formats, T-Base Communications developed the Online Transcription Platform – a self-serve document transcription tool that combines a high-level of automation with guided user input to quickly, effectively and affordably transcribe documents into reflowed accessible Word, accessible PDF and E-text formats. Hear from Jeff Jullion, T-Base National Account Executive, Education, on how this easy-to-use tool can help you meet the accessibility needs of your students.

Keypoints

  1. Disability offices struggle to ensure students receive accessible materials in a timely fashion
  2. To solve this issue, T-Base developed a self-serve transcription tool that combines automation and user input
  3. Our tool offers a quick, effective and affordable solution for accessible document transcription

Disability Areas

Cognitive/Learning, Mobility, Vision

Topic Areas

Accessible Educational Materials, Alternate Format, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Jeff Jullion

Jeff Jullion, National Account Executive, Education at T-Base Communications, serves as the primary point of contact for T-Base customers in the education industry. For customers in post-secondary, K-12 and publishing, Jeff delivers high-quality textbooks and instructional materials in braille, reflowed large print and other accessible formats.

Jeff has spent decades in communication with Disability Directors and others tasked with providing accessible textbooks for students who are blind or have low vision at universities and colleges across North America and is familiar with the many challenges they face.