Accessibility for Online Learning
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Accessibility for Online Learning
Ensuring access to information and knowledge regardless of differences.
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Accessibility Through Design

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Providing online training that is accessible to
individuals with disabilities is a critical component of any online
training program. Fortunately, its not very difficult to increase
the accessibility of online courses for learners whose disabilities
may affect their web-based training needs. With nearly 57 percent
of people wit
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The tech helping disabled people dance, run and compete - BBC News

The tech helping disabled people dance, run and compete - BBC News | Accessibility for Online Learning | Scoop.it
The latest assistive technologies are enabling people with disabilities to be more active and compete at the highest level.
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5 Easy Tips for Making Your Social Media Posts More Accessible: Mindy Johnson's Guest Blog

5 Easy Tips for Making Your Social Media Posts More Accessible: Mindy Johnson's Guest Blog | Accessibility for Online Learning | Scoop.it
5 Easy Tips for Making Your Social Media Posts More Accessible: Mindy Johnson's Guest Blog. In this post by Mindy Johnson of CAST, she reveals five secrets that improve communications for users of social media. AIM-VA is a free program sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education. We provide free accessible versions of printed instructional materials for qualified K-12 students in Virginia.
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Game accessibility guidelines | A straightforward reference for inclusive game design

Game accessibility guidelines | A straightforward reference for inclusive game design | Accessibility for Online Learning | Scoop.it
How can we make online games more accessible? 
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Diversity in Academe: Disability on Campus

Diversity in Academe: Disability on Campus | Accessibility for Online Learning | Scoop.it
This special report examines the challenges that students, academics, and colleges face in dealing with physical disabilities as well as conditions that are less visible.
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AEM: National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS)

AEM: National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) | Accessibility for Online Learning | Scoop.it
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"... a technical standard used by publishers to produce source files (in XML) that may be used to develop multiple specialized formats (such as Braille or audio books) for students with print disabilities."
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SyncWords - Pricing

SyncWords - Pricing | Accessibility for Online Learning | Scoop.it
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Captioning vendor. Captions are required to be synchronized. Transcripts are not considered captions. ADA compliance.

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Issues with Issuu: An Open Letter to Literary Magazines

Issues with Issuu: An Open Letter to Literary Magazines | Accessibility for Online Learning | Scoop.it
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General consensus is that Issuu flipbook is not web accessible.

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Home | BrowseAloud

Home | BrowseAloud | Accessibility for Online Learning | Scoop.it
12m people can't understand the information on your website, they can with BrowseAloud. A cost effective way of reaching those who lack digital skills.
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WAI-ARIA Overview

WAI-ARIA Overview | Accessibility for Online Learning | Scoop.it
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"WAI-ARIA, the Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite, defines a way to make Web content and Web applications more accessible to people with disabilities. It especially helps with dynamic content and advanced user interface controls developed with Ajax, HTML, JavaScript, and related technologies. Currently certain functionality used in Web sites is not available to some users with disabilities, especially people who rely on screen readers and people who cannot use a mouse. WAI-ARIA addresses these accessibility challenges, for example, by defining new ways for functionality to be provided to assistive technology. With WAI-ARIA, developers can make advanced Web applications accessible and usable to people with disabilities."

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WordPress Contributors Move Toward Automating Accessibility ...

WordPress Contributors Move Toward Automating Accessibility ... | Accessibility for Online Learning | Scoop.it
Accessibility is one of those areas of WordPress contribution that hardly ever ends up in the spotlight. Much of the work that goes on in this area is invisible to the vast majority of users. Accessibility experts are generally in ...
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Good to know there are folks working on web accessibility in WordPress.

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Beth Case's curator insight, May 21, 2014 9:51 AM

Good to know! I think more people would make their sites accessible i it was easier.

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Faculty Development | 7 Tips and 7 Principles for Accessibility and Universal Design

Faculty Development | 7 Tips and 7 Principles for Accessibility and Universal Design | Accessibility for Online Learning | Scoop.it
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About us

About us | Accessibility for Online Learning | Scoop.it
Deque is a vendor providing accessibility software, consulting, and training to ensure the success and accessibility of large company websites.
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Website Accessibility Checkers: 25 Free Tools

Website Accessibility Checkers: 25 Free Tools | Accessibility for Online Learning | Scoop.it
Your new website may look sleek, and stylish but it won't get you too far if it won't load, has errors in coding, or isn't accessible to those with disabilities. Great web design isn't just about looking cool, it's also about bringing your product and information to everyone, regardless of what browser they're using or their physical limitations. Luckily, there are numerous free programs out there that can help you to check your accessibility before you fully launch your site. Here are 25 free programs and online accessibility checkers to run your new website through to make sure everyone can enjoy your content.
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Creating accessible and inclusive meetings or events

Creating accessible and inclusive meetings or events | Accessibility for Online Learning | Scoop.it
The Disability Resource Center has created a wonderful new infographic about creating accessible and inclusive meetings or events. The two-page PDF, which is accessible, can be found here.
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Monday Minute: Accessibility Checklist

Learn how to use the Accessibility Checklist to check for potential barriers in your course.
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UC Berkeley Faculty response to DOJ online access response

UC Berkeley Faculty response to DOJ online access response | Accessibility for Online Learning | Scoop.it
On September 13, 2016, Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education Cathy Koshland wrote a problematic response to the DOJ's findings and conclusions (PDF) that the university was in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act in how it managed its online course offerings (MOOCs) as well streamed lecture content. Many Berkeley faculty members were very concerned with…
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Faculty response to Vice Chancellor's response to the DOJ findings of UC Berkeley's inaccessibile MOOC content. 
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edX to Improve Access to MOOCs for People With Disabilities

edX to Improve Access to MOOCs for People With Disabilities | Accessibility for Online Learning | Scoop.it
A settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice marks the federal agency’s first effort to challenge the accessibility of massive open online courses.
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"The settlement also acknowledges "the responsibility of all parties to work together," he added, in that it holds edX and its member colleges accountable."

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WebAIM: E-mail List Archives

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WebAim's list discussion on Issuu's #accessibility.

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WEBA.IM - Accessible URL Shortener

Accessible URL shortener. Make web site addresses shorter through a free, easy, and accessible service.
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I tried it a few times. A little bit clunky if you try to use it too frequently/quickly. Let me know how it works for you.

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Browsing habits of screen reader users- Standards Schmandards

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Provides an understanding of how users of screen readers browse the web. Helped me to design and plan web content to ensure greater information access.

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Able Player

Able Player : Fully accessible cross-browser HTML5 media player.
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Able Player is a fully accessible cross-browser media player. It uses the HTML5 <audio> or <video> element for browsers that support them, and (optionally) the JW Player as a fallback for those that don’t.

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