July 13, 2013 – Future Tech Applications Enabled by Schema.org and a More Semantic Web Gerardo Capiel will be speaking at Open Web Camp in San Jose, CA Saturday, July 13, 2013, 1:30pm-2:30pm. He will provide an overview of Schema.org, existing and proposed Schemas and discuss potential applications beyond search. Acessibility Metadata will be discussed as one of those future applications.
June 5, 2013 – Accessibility Metadata comes to the LRMI workshop at Content in Context. AEP will host a free LRMI Workshop at the Content in Context Conference, Wednesday, June 5 in Washington, DC from 8:00 to 3:00. The day will begin with an intro to LRMI for newcomers and a presentation on SETDA’s forthcoming paper on education data and related initiatives, and then discussion will zero in on more granular topics like best practices for use of educationalAlignment (including aligning to standards other than CCSS), updates on accessibility metadata, and global impact and implications of LRMI. The event will wrap up with a hands-on tagging activity, including accessibility information. For registration information, go to the LRMI announcement and the CIC announcement.
May 15, 2013 – Accessibility Metadata Speaking at Learning Impact. Gerardo Capiel from Benetech will be speaking at 9:30 AM in the “K-12: Evolving IT and Curriculum to Enable Next Generation Personalized Learning Program Track” on Wednesday morning. He will be describing the effort underway to improve the discoverability of accessible learning resources, where Bookshare is leading a group to implement Schema.org markup derived from IMS Access For All. Search engines including Bing, Google, Yahoo! and Yandex rely on Schema.org markup to improve the display of search results. Schema.org also includes LRMI metadata, thus educators and students will be able to more easily discover learning resources tailored to their educational goals and disability-specific needs. Gerardo will describe the current state of the effort and the vision of what discoverable accessible resources on the web will bring.