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Greg McVerry

SemPress = first in class (though accessibility isn't a degree. It is or isn't) in terms of WordPress themes. Any outstanding issues more to do with Core than the theme. Known's accessibility issue mainly around photo post and using title as alt text.

Greg McVerry

Be weary of infographics or if youa re going to display a ton of data visually make sure to include the same information about written text. I know this isn't what APA suggests about figures....but make accessibility the priority

Greg McVerry

what I do in my grad classes where I require purchasing @ReclaimHosting account. We use SemPress them (accessibility, updates,, microformats) gives you a good h-entry on each post

Greg McVerry

@ArchaeologyFitz Some blogging tools handle accessibility quite differently. Especially on WordPress make sure your theme meets basic accessibility requirements, don't use semantic elements for styling (like randomly thorwing around h1, h2, etc

Greg McVerry

has the great @cogdog building the syndication feed for their planet. got stuck with me. I just made an RSS feed in @inoreader and then embedded an iframe. Let me worry about accessibility and functionality first. Will get to pretty next.

Greg McVerry

@ghenrick plus at i functional core padlet from did nothing more than etherpad with four headings would have done. Just fancier boxes around same info. With simplest tools often provide best privacy, greatest accessibility and lowest bandwidth.

Greg McVerry Disagree with the technical hurdles, you are talking about creating a community trying to liberate the control of standards and protocols. Knowing the difference between JSON-LD, and RDFa, and xAPI...

This work will require technical skills far beyond my level. Asking people to blog isn't too much.

Creating the community to build alternatives to the tools IMS members provide will take all different kinds of people and skills.

Thanks for noticing my growth. I want production and passion-driven learning for all. I hope everyone I know is always upping their skills in some passion the entire time I know them.

That is the goal. The community uplifts each other. When you teach mountaineering with scouts do you just hook up all the gear or explain how it works?

True my passion just happens to be learning HTML/CSS so I can go about supporting an HTML first world. I recognize that won't be everyone's passion.

That doesn't mean a silo model makes more sense than a syndication model. I think we have enough historical data to show that:
A: encouraging members to interact from their websites is the most resilient approach,
B: most effective way to onboarding people on the web,
C: has the greatest accessibility success,
D: offers the lowest overhead in terms of upping your skills for people around the world.

I also do not think having a blog takes that much technical skill. I can start a, Blogger, Medium, website with little or no technical knowledge.

You make it sound like I want everyone to learn to create a CMS. I am not. Just want people to publish in place they control online preferably from their own domain.

I don't think that is too much to ask. In fact, I consider it to be an educational imperative.

You are proposing another central point of failure, we should learn from the past and see that is not a resilient way forward. What happens when the coop folds or wants to shut down Loomio?

Finally, Open Badges requires specific mindsets about who owns learning and where it occurs, I think this type of agentive learning is best supported when people have their own place online.

Greg McVerry

js-sequence-diagrams by bramp

This is really cool I have been trying hard to explain any diagram or infographic I use for purposes. This may eliminate that step.thx /t to

Greg McVerry

recorded quick three part tutorial on mf2 podcast page: Need to do full article with text directions for accessibility, that is one goal, also need to fix the columns on media query, I also don't wrap my show in an h-card,

Greg McVerry

and as we consider the role of decoding I wonder what it means that my kids Love accessibility features. Ben used screen readers on websites and John watches every show with closed captions on.


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