Tips on Converting PDF to an Accessible Document

I’ve talked about making documents accessible and the editing guidelines, but the more editing I do, the more I realize I save a lot of time because I don’t do all my editing manually. Some of these tips might also help when editing after converting from EPUB and other ebook formats. Continue reading Tips on Converting PDF to an Accessible Document

Presentation: Accessibility is About Your Users

This was presented as a guest lecture at Langara College for the Fall 2015, LIBR 2411: Library Technologies and Information Management course in the Library Technician program. The presentation included a number of discussion questions and exercises, which are still noted but the wording has been edited. Please also note that sources are listed in the deck and typically not listed in the write up. Continue reading Presentation: Accessibility is About Your Users

Tips on Recording Audiobooks with Audacity

While there is a ton of documentation out there for using Audacity, recently, I’ve been recording some audiobooks in Audacity and struggled sometimes to find how to do specific things that are less to do with mixing tracks and more to do with editing a single track. So, here are a few tips and list of helpful resources. Continue reading Tips on Recording Audiobooks with Audacity

Accessible Format Production Part 5: Editing the Document

Much like for PDF, there are different levels of accessibility for an electronic text (e-text) document. The more that you complete for a document, the more accessible it is. However, you still want to balance quality vs. quantity.  Continue reading Accessible Format Production Part 5: Editing the Document

Accessible Format Production Part 4: Converting PDF & EPUB to E-Text

This is going to be a fairly short post. I would have combined it with another part but the parts before and after are long enough to need to be their own posts, so here we are.  Continue reading Accessible Format Production Part 4: Converting PDF & EPUB to E-Text

Accessible Format Production Part 3: Making Accessible PDF

Once again, there are numerous programs that can edit PDFs. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a free (or very cheap) one that allows you to edit even the basic pieces I talk about below. Would love to hear if anyone has recommendations.

Anyway, that means I will discuss what needs to be done but not how to do it in a specific program (they should already have documentation on how).  Continue reading Accessible Format Production Part 3: Making Accessible PDF