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DSD: Creating Accessible documents with LaTeX
Course Description:
LaTeX is a de facto standard for authoring documents in many STEM disciplines. It is used not only in publishing academic research but also in preparing materials for teaching and learning. This session will look at the ways we can make documents prepared with LaTeX more accessible and so make teaching and learning more inclusive.The issues covered are relevant to markdown and Rmarkdown users as well as LaTeX users.


Awareness of document preparation in LaTeX or Markdown.

At the end of this course you will be able to:
  • Overview of accessibility concerns
  • Using standard LaTeX techniques to enhance accessibility
    • structure
    • fonts and typefaces
    • margins
    • hyperlinks
  • Inserting comments into PDFs vs using captions
  • Use of colour
  • Using pandoc to generate HTML or docx formats
    • creating MathML output
Intended Audience:
This course is aimed at those who wish to learn how to use LaTeX to create more accessible materials.
Target Audience: All
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