Uppsala Nya Tidning sätter upp en jättestor dataskärm på Dragarbrunns torg. Där ska det sändas lokala nyheter varvat med reklam. Häftigt med sådana initiativ tycker jag. Ger lite vibbar av New York och riktig storstad. Måste gå dit och kolla i nästa vecka hur det ser ut
The material this week about accessibility made me remember the late 90s and how the growth of search engines transformed many homepages. We used to make cuting edge layouts in Photoshop and include pictures on the sites. With headings mixed with photos etc. That was the only way to achive the layout we wanted in the pre css era.
But, the search engines couldn´t crawl the text in the pictures and we soon abandoned that technique. And, in the same time we became aware of the tools disabled peoples used when they visited different sites. When we removed the big shunks of pictures the sites became accessible to new groups. For instance blind people with a reading program.
The recorded workshop with Pilar Hernandez was great. I think short video messages is a really effective way to communicate. I’ve used it as a way for the students to introduce themself in a distance class. And as a way to record short comments on subject. That´s a great way to encourage students with weak writing abilitys to participate.