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e-Learning Lingo Podcast #38-Text Equivalent

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Announcer: The e-Learning Lingo Podcast.

Mary Kay Lofurno: Hello, this is Mary Kay Lofurno, Marketing Director here at SyberWorks, and welcome to the 38th episode of the e-Learning Lingo Podcast series.

Last week, Dave Powell discussed “Deductive inquiry.” This week, Dave will talk about a technique related to e-Learning accessibility, text equivalent. So I ask you do you know your e-Learning Lingo?

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Mary Kay: Hi, Dave. So, tell us about text equivalent.

David Powell: Text equivalent is an accessibility technique in which a plain text alternative matches the content and function of a non-text object on a web page. This enables users with, for example, visual impairments to understand the page.

But it can also cause web content to fall out of sync, since both the real page and its text alternative must be updated in parallel and very often, are not.

Mary Kay Lofurno: Thanks, Dave. Have a great afternoon.

David Powell: You, too. Talk with you soon.

Mary Kay Lofurno: This is Mary Kay Lofurno, Marketing Director at SyberWorks. Thanks for listening to the 38th episode of the e-Learning Lingo Podcast. This week, Dave Powell explained the term “Text equivalent.” The episode 38 podcast audio and transcript will be posted on the e-Learning Lingo Podcast blog.

Next time on the e-Learning Lingo Podcast, we will discuss a term used in e-Learning development. Until that time, have a great week.

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