Open CourseWare (OCW), MIT

About

OCW is a free and open publication of material from thousands of MIT courses, covering the entire MIT curriculum. That's every MIT department and degree program, and ranging from the introductory to the most advanced graduate level. Each OCW course includes a syllabus, some instructional material (such as lecture notes or a reading list), and some learning activities (such as assignments or exams). Many courses also have complete video lectures, free online textbooks, and faculty teaching insights. While some OCW content is custom-created for online use, most of it comes straight from the MIT classroom.

Q: Is the MIT OpenCourseWare site compliant with W3C standards and accessibility requirements?

Our webpage templates are both valid HTML 4.01 and meet Sec. 508 & WCAG AA Web Accessibility recommendations. Our style guide includes validating and checking the accessibility of HTML as part of the authoring process. Our standards require all images on our web pages to contain ALT attributes. Our data tables contain heavy use of the scope and headers attributes that make it easier to navigate using screenreaders such as JAWS.

To make our PDFs accessible, we replace any Type 3 or bitmapped fonts within the file, and use Adobe's "Make Accessible" plugin before finalizing the document.

Videos with subtitles can be accessed directly through our Courses with Subtitled Audio/Video list.

Address

Here is all the address information we can find!

Here are all the related links we can find!

YAML

Here is the YAML source code for the data that was used to produce this page.

=====
# OCW_MIT.yaml

_meta:
  author:   Rich_Morin
  id:       OCW_MIT
  title:    Open CourseWare (OCW), MIT

about:      |
  OCW is a free and open publication of material from thousands of MIT
  courses, covering the entire MIT curriculum.  That's every MIT
  department and degree program, and ranging from the introductory to
  the most advanced graduate level.  Each OCW course includes a syllabus,
  some instructional material (such as lecture notes or a reading list),
  and some learning activities (such as assignments or exams).  Many
  courses also have complete video lectures, free online textbooks, and
  faculty teaching insights.  While some OCW content is custom-created
  for online use, most of it comes straight from the MIT classroom.

  Q: Is the MIT OpenCourseWare site compliant with W3C standards and
  accessibility requirements?

  Our webpage templates are both valid HTML 4.01 and meet Sec. 508 &
  WCAG AA Web Accessibility recommendations.  Our style guide includes
  validating and checking the accessibility of HTML as part of the
  authoring process.  Our standards require all images on our web pages
  to contain ALT attributes.  Our data tables contain heavy use of the
  scope and headers attributes that make it easier to navigate using
  screenreaders such as JAWS.

  To make our PDFs accessible, we replace any Type 3 or bitmapped fonts
  within the file, and use Adobe's "Make Accessible" plugin before
  finalizing the document.

  Videos with subtitles can be accessed directly through our Courses with
  Subtitled Audio/Video list.

address:
  web_site:
   main:        https://ocw.mit.edu/
   begin:       (main)help/get-started-with-ocw/
   courses:     (main)courses/subtitled/
   faq:         (main)help/faq-technology/

related:
  facebook:   (FB)MITOCW/
  twitter:    (TW)mitocw
  wikipedia:  (WP)OpenCourseWare
  wordpress:  https://mitopencourseware.wordpress.com/
  youtube:    (YT)mitocw

tags: [
  courseware
]
=====

TOML

Here is a TOML rendering of the same data.

=====
about           = '''
OCW is a free and open publication of material from thousands of MIT
courses, covering the entire MIT curriculum.  That's every MIT
department and degree program, and ranging from the introductory to
the most advanced graduate level.  Each OCW course includes a syllabus,
some instructional material (such as lecture notes or a reading list),
and some learning activities (such as assignments or exams).  Many
courses also have complete video lectures, free online textbooks, and
faculty teaching insights.  While some OCW content is custom-created
for online use, most of it comes straight from the MIT classroom.

Q: Is the MIT OpenCourseWare site compliant with W3C standards and
accessibility requirements?

Our webpage templates are both valid HTML 4.01 and meet Sec. 508 &
WCAG AA Web Accessibility recommendations.  Our style guide includes
validating and checking the accessibility of HTML as part of the
authoring process.  Our standards require all images on our web pages
to contain ALT attributes.  Our data tables contain heavy use of the
scope and headers attributes that make it easier to navigate using
screenreaders such as JAWS.

To make our PDFs accessible, we replace any Type 3 or bitmapped fonts
within the file, and use Adobe's \"Make Accessible\" plugin before
finalizing the document.

Videos with subtitles can be accessed directly through our Courses with
Subtitled Audio/Video list.
'''
tags            = ["courseware"]

[_meta]
author          = "Rich_Morin"
id              = "OCW_MIT"
title           = "Open CourseWare (OCW), MIT"

[address.web_site]
begin           = "(main)help/get-started-with-ocw/"
courses         = "(main)courses/subtitled/"
faq             = "(main)help/faq-technology/"
main            = "https://ocw.mit.edu/"

[related]
facebook        = "(FB)MITOCW/"
twitter         = "(TW)mitocw"
wikipedia       = "(WP)OpenCourseWare"
wordpress       = "https://mitopencourseware.wordpress.com/"
youtube         = "(YT)mitocw"
=====


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