Maker Meetup, 5/19/2015

Tools for creating and consuming universally accessible content

We talked about tying tactile, audio and visual input together with tactile, audio and visual output. Reading systems that tie together modalities.

http://exelearning.org/  is a content creator that can create a text epub 3

Daisy Tobi mports epub 3 and lets you synchronize hightlighted text with human voice http://www.daisy.org/project/tobi

XLIFF (XML Localisation Interchange File Format) is an XML-based format created to standardize the way localizable data are passed between tools during a localization process. XLIFF was standardized by OASIS in 2002. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XLIFF

Google Chrome extension: Tone http://techcrunch.com/2015/05/19/googles-tone-chrome-extension-lets-you-share-urls-by-sound/ Uses: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual-tone_multi-frequency_signaling

 

Books that members are reading:

Words Onscreen by Naomi S. Baron -- Reading outloud is the best way to learn something, Reading silently is second best and Audio reading is third best.

Exploding the Phone, Philip Lapsley --

Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin -- 

Who Owns the Future by Jaron Lanier

Brain Maker by David Perlmutter and Kristin Loberg

The End of College by Kevin Carey

Losing Sight, Finding Vision, by Sheridan Gates

The Maker Movement Manifesto by Mark Hatch

The Source Field Invesigations by David Wilcock

How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson

Science Set Free by Rupert Sheldrake

What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly

Enchanted Objects, by David Rose

 

General Discussion

Talked about maker spaces

WE should get UMD and Howard involved

Talked about possibility of doing a radio show

Come to the Job Club on June 6th and July 18th, from 1pm to 4pm in room 215 at the MLK library

The National Maker Faire is June 12th-13th, 2015 nationalmakerfaire.com/ at UDC

 

 

 

 

 

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