Reduce, Reuse, Revise: Saving Your Sanity by Single Sourcing Content

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Presented at 2:15pm in Windsor on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

#17260

Speaker(s)

  • Michael Mace, IT Manager, Indiana University
  • Greg Hanek, Accessibility Architect, Indiana University

Session Details

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

Summary

Learn how Indiana University uses a document repository to serve the same accessibility content to online courses, websites, and a knowledge base. Editing a single document permits that information to flow outward to all three distribution channels, simplifying updates and maintenance while ensuring consistency of message.

Abstract

Maintaining and delivering accessibility content for instructors, students and staff can be a real chore. Trying to keep websites, courses, and knowledge bases up-to-date and consistent is often difficult and time-consuming, especially with the rapid change of content creation and remediation tools. Learn how Indiana University uses a document repository to serve the same content to online courses, websites, and a knowledge base. Simply editing a single document permits that information to flow outward to all three distribution channels. In this presentation we will show you the tools we used to implement and a demonstration of the final product. We will also talk about the challenges surrounding writing content for ease of reuse.

Keypoints

  1. Maintaining and delivering accessibility content for instructors, students and staff is difficult.
  2. Content creation and remediation tools update and change frequently, requiring documentation edits.
  3. Maintaining a single source document repository can preserve your time, energy and efficiency.

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Accessible Course Design, Alternate Format, Teaching about Accessibility in Curriculum, Uncategorized, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Michael Mace

Michael Mace is the manager of the Assistive Technology and Accessibility Center for the Indiana University system. In the five years since Michael has joined the team, he has been a driver of change to move Indiana University forward in its accessibility journey by increasing advocacy and awareness around each of Indiana's nine campuses, plus its online program Michael received his Master’s Degree in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue University. A huge proponent of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Michael continues to research practical methods for applying the concepts of UDL using technology in both online and traditional courses.

Greg Hanek

Greg Hanek is Indiana University’s (digital) Accessibility Architect, working in the User Experience Office. He has been passionate about accessibility and helping others learn about it for more than two decades at IU. He’s currently helping create a culture where making usable things for all humans is a default.

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