What We Are Reading
Throughout the year the DIAGRAM Working Groups and Advisory Board occasionally share articles of interest among themselves. Here are a few choice tidbits that have caught our attention recently:
- Blog post by Adrian Roselli: Image alt Exception Change Re-Re-Re-Requested (Nov 26, 2013)
- A useful resource in progress from Steve Faulkner – a table of HTML5 accessibility support features in various browsers. Firefox comes out on top.
- New bill by Tom Petri, a Wisconsin Republican and senior member of the House education committee: “Technology, Equality, and Accessibility in College and Higher Education (TEACH) Act” See article in this Chronicle of Higher Ed blog post (Nov 15, 2013)
- 2 Senators Offer Bill Promoting Open-Access Textbooks (Nov 14, 2013)
- Google Books suit dismissed (Nov 14, 2013)
- EDUPUB: Getting It Together for Digital Education (Nov 11, 2013)
- From the MIT Media Lab, the inFORM Dynamic Shape Display renders 3D content physically
- MathML Forges On by Peter Krautzberger in O’Reilly Programming. (Nov 1, 2013)
- The EPUB 3 Implementation Project White Paper is now publicly available via AAP’s website (Oct 28, 2013)
- The New Media Consortium, along with CSEV, UNED, and IEEE, have released a 28-page report, “Technology Outlook for STEM+ Education: 2013-2018” (PDF). See also Campus Technology’s HTML summary of key points.
- Disney’s Bringing Digital Sight to the Blind (Oct 11, 2013)