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The Rebus Approach to Accessibility & Inclusivity

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In part one of our series on accessibility, we covered what accessibility is and why it’s important. Now, learn about what we’re doing to ensure accessibility for the open textbooks we support. How Do We Ensure Accessibility & Inclusivity of the Open Textbooks Created with Rebus Support? The Rebus Community is committed to ensuring thatKeep reading “The Rebus Approach to Accessibility & Inclusivity”

What is Accessibility?

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At Rebus, we’re committed to ensuring that all Open Textbooks coming through the Rebus process are accessible. In fact, we are working on building accessibility right into the authoring process. What do we mean by accessibility? Accessibility is the term used for, roughly, “making it easy for people with disabilities (say people with visual impairments,Keep reading “What is Accessibility?”

Call for Contributors: A Guide to Authoring Open Textbooks

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Are you an open textbook champion who wants to help others by sharing your experience producing open textbooks? Melissa Falldin of the University of Minnesota and Karen Lauritsen of the Open Textbook Network are producing a guide to authoring open textbooks and they’re looking for contributors. The guide will be for authors or project managers/librariansKeep reading “Call for Contributors: A Guide to Authoring Open Textbooks”

Call for Contributors: Foundations of Biology

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Would you like to help create an Open textbook for biology survey courses at community colleges? “Foundations of Biology” is being led by a group of authors at Greenfield Community College who are looking to adapt two OpenStax textbooks (Biology and Concepts of Biology) to create a version suitable for the mixed groups that areKeep reading “Call for Contributors: Foundations of Biology”

A Collaborative Approach to Making Open Textbooks … Getting Started

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The Rebus Community for Open Textbook Creation is building a global network of people passionate about Open Education, a network of people willing to dedicate time to help with a mission: To make Open Textbooks available in every subject, in every language in the world. That’s a (big, very big) long-term goal. Starting Small: The ProjectsKeep reading “A Collaborative Approach to Making Open Textbooks … Getting Started”

Call for Open Textbook Editor: The Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature

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Would you like to help create and publish an Open Textbook and at the same time contribute to developing a new, collaborative model for publishing Open Textbooks? The Rebus Community is looking for someone to join “The Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature” as lead editor. The editor should be either faculty or a Ph.D.Keep reading “Call for Open Textbook Editor: The Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature”

Call for Open Textbook contributions: An Introduction to Philosophy

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Would you like to help create and publish an Open Textbook, “An Introduction to Philosophy,” and at the same time contribute to developing a new, collaborative model for publishing Open Textbooks? “An Introduction to Philosophy”, in development by lead author Christina Hendricks (University of British Columbia), is one of a handful of Open Textbook projectsKeep reading “Call for Open Textbook contributions: An Introduction to Philosophy”

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