This was an interesting podcast. I didn't ask when asked to be a guest if Joe was having it captioned. (I should have) But I think it made for an interesting discussion when I raised it during the podcast. I do believe the podcast at least made the hosts more aware of the basics of accessibility. It was a great reminder for me that there are a lot of folks in higher education that have yet to understand the need to make digital resources fully accessible for people with disabilities. I didn't go into the podcast with a plan to do a presentation on accessibility. I do think that would have maybe provided more information but wouldn't have been as much fun. Joe was great taking responsibility and acknowledging that this wasn't an issue he'd really thought a lot about, and that I may have been only the second guest in the history of the podcast to talk about accessibility, though both hosts continually said it is important. I had fun and I do believe Joe did, even when I was being "shocked" with his lack of awareness in taking action in his instruction to make his materials more accessible. The podcast made me more aware of folks I'd expect in higher education, to be more aware of accessibility, and the actions to address it.
Feb. 1, 2023 by Raymond Rose on This Website