Category Archives: Accessibility

NWeLearn: Developing & Hosting an Accessible Online Conference

These are my nearly random notes from Greg’s presentation. Lack of tangential thought is my own. Contents may settle in shipping: Developing & Hosting an Accessible Online Conference Dr. Gregory Zobel, Assistant Professor of Educational Technology at Western Oregon University … Continue reading

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Asking the Wrong Questions About Captioning

I first read about this at Stephen Downes’ blog, a study entitled “The Effects of Captioning Videos on Academic Achievement and Motivation: Reconsideration of Redundancy Principle in Instructional Videos” by Muzaffer Ozdemir, Serkan Izmirli, and Ozden Sahin-Izmirli. In their abstract … Continue reading

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Biology eAcademy: Course Accessibility and Universal Design

Presented by Brett Cristie – Lets talk about Universal Design for Learning because we are talking about course redesign. Accessible Technology InitiativeFrom a Jan. 1, 2006: “Information Technology Procurement and Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities” Instructional Materials Accessibility Are My … Continue reading

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Peru: Access to the internet is a fundamental human right

Image via Wikipedia This is what we should really be talking about when we are still addressing issues of “digital divide.” The full Peruvian House approved a bill that declares as a fundamental right and free unrestricted access to the … Continue reading

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Jing: ADA Compliance and New Media

Image via WikipediaJing‘s pro version now includes the ability to add captions. I want to congratulate them on that. No, I want to send them an award or something. I owe them all a College of the Redwoods keyring at … Continue reading

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The Semantic Web and Universal Design

Image via WikipediaI have been looking at PopcornJS this morning. PopcornJS allows programmers to build in triggerable events in the code delivering a video in a webpage. What problems does that solve? One of the things we are wrestling with … Continue reading

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