General help

 
 
coffee
Accessibility: How accessible are Flash Flip Books?
 
I've taken a look at Flash flipbooks developed by a Moodle partner for one of the organisations they host. They are really cool - but how accessible are they for visually impaired learners? Does anyone know?
 
Average of ratings: -
Nick a few years ago, in a leather jacket
Re: Accessibility: How accessible are Flash Flip Books?
Group Developers

Hi Christine,

I gather you mean flipbooks like these, showflipbook.com/examples.php for example, showflipbook.com/examples/5d5de346b7/view_book.html - they look attractive, but the 1st question surely should be, do they have learning value?

At first glance (and I'm not a Flash expert) they don't look accessible themselves. However, if you can provide links to (an) alternative format (ideally HTML, or Word doc, PDF etc.) then that is probably OK. The book above has a "View PDF" link - note a link like this should be on the Web page as well, not just in Flash, for example (put as much detail as possible in the links), HTML:

<ul>
<li><a href="http://showflipbook.com/examples/5d5de346b7/view_book.html">[Title] - Flash flipbook</a></li>
<li><a href="http://showflipbook.com/examples/5d5de346b7/Tanzania_-_Thesis_Zachariah.pdf">[Title] - PDF alternative (1.3 MB)</a></li>
</ul>

The only definitive way is to test with assistive technologies, and ideally real users. I hope that helps. Nick

 
Average of ratings: -
Picture of Mauno Korpelainen
Re: Accessibility: How accessible are Flash Flip Books?
Group Particularly helpful Moodlers

I tested last year probably 5-10 different flip books and have this one still available as an example how normal book of moodle (by Petr) can be changed to flip book. In addition to what Nick said I guess accessibility of flipbooks depends also on the method how you create them. For "normal users" typical flash flip books are cool and easy to use but you might want to use different kind of elements for visually impaired learners. As far as I can remember some of the first (commercial) flip books were developed exactly for kids special education - some products like http://microsite.leapfrog.com/tag_qe/demo.html 

I haven't seen those flipbooks developed by a Moodle Partner but I guess they must be rather similar as these demos that Nick and I gave.

 
Average of ratings: -
Picture of BS Jolly
Re: Accessibility: How accessible are Flash Flip Books?
 

Hi Mauno

The flip book used by you is cool...

Which activity module are you using? I want to deploy on my site too. thanks.

 
Average of ratings: -
Picture of Nick Gault
Re: Accessibility: How accessible are Flash Flip Books?
 
Looks like they came from http://www.flashpageflip.com/
 
Average of ratings: -
Picture of david southern
Re: Accessibility: How accessible are Flash Flip Books?
 

Just for future reference; got this to work on my site without any problems. Download Flashpageflip and modify the files as shown on the download page video. Then upload the files to your server by creating a 'page', set the main file as the default.html file.

 
Average of ratings: -
Picture of merry flip
Re: Accessibility: How accessible are Flash Flip Books?
 

well, great topic, I also know some similar samples: http://www.xflip.com/samples.html

 
Average of ratings: -