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Current Information on Moodle content creation best practice that will support content creators to develop accessible content and activities.
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Moodle Content Accessibility

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Current Information on Moodle content creation best practice that will support content creators to develop accessible content and activities.
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Steve berry's comment, December 2, 2013 4:24 AM
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Universal design for learning

Universal design for learning | Moodle Content Accessibility | Scoop.it
Different students absorb information in different ways, so adopting a multifaceted teaching style benefits everyone.
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When designing Moodle content it is a good idea to consider UDL principles.

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UDL at a Glance

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An overview of Universal Design for Learning by CAST
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A great  video  on Teacher Tube  that explains the principles behind Universal Design for learning. 

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Social media for people with a disability | Media Access Australia

Social media for people with a disability | Media Access Australia | Moodle Content Accessibility | Scoop.it
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Read this report by Media Access Australia about the importance of access to social media for people with a disability. To have access to work, education and other opportunities it is a requirement to have digital literacy. For many people with disabilities , the digital divide is a real barrier of access. It is therefore a basic human right for all people with disabilities to have access. It is important to bear in mind that people with disabilities are not a homogenous group because each disability group has their individual access issues specific to the disability.

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EQUELLA

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This video clearly explains the role EQUELLA plays in content management. This digital repository makes it easy for teachers to access content. 

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lynda.com Training | Web Accessibility Principles

lynda.com Training | Web Accessibility Principles | Moodle Content Accessibility | Scoop.it
Explains the crucial issue of web accessibility and how to apply standards to new and existing sites.
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Access Lynda.com to watch these great video tutorials on Web Accessibility principles.

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Accessibility in Moodle | Exploring Pedagogical Practices at Emily Carr

Accessibility in Moodle | Exploring Pedagogical Practices at Emily Carr | Moodle Content Accessibility | Scoop.it
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This is a blog by G Gregson discussing Accessibility on Moodle and exploring Pedagogical practices.

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Introduction to WAVE Toolbar

This is a brief introduction and demonstration of using the Firefox, WebAIM WAVE Toolbar for use in evaluating courses or webpages for Section 508 compliance.
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The wave toolbar  is avaliable add- onfree  created by WebAIM to allow creators of content to assess the accessibility of apage. This you tube clip demonstrates how to use it

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Athen Collaboration: Moodle Accessibility Collaboration Group Overview

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Join the Athens Accessibility Collaboration Group if you would like to contribute to improving  the accessibility/usability of Moodle.  The  group works together with Moodle developers, administrators, IT professionals, and other interested entities and individuals.

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Universal design for learning

Universal design for learning | Moodle Content Accessibility | Scoop.it
Different students absorb information in different ways, so adopting a multifaceted teaching style benefits everyone.
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When designing content on moodle it is a good idea to consider some of the principles in UDL.

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Athen Collaboration: Moodle Accessibility Collaboration Group Overview

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Improving  accessibility/usability of Moodle is an important issue. Join the  collaboration group who work together with Moodle developers, administrators, IT professionals, and other interested entities and individuals to improve Moodle accessibility.


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Universal instructional design principles for Moodle | Elias | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

Universal instructional design principles for Moodle | Elias | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning | Moodle Content Accessibility | Scoop.it
Universal instructional design principles for Moodle
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According to Baggaley, the ultimate acid test for online learning is it's accessibility to learners with disabilities. Making content accessible to people with disabilities is also beneficial to people without disabilities.

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Steve berry's comment, December 2, 2013 4:12 AM
Great reference table
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27 Moodle Tutorials on Youtube

Here are 27 new Moodle tutorials created by EducationPublic on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/user/EducationPublic/videos?query=moodle. Each of the 27 tutorials covers a different aspect of Moodle ...
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Moodlenews.com is a site dedicated to all the latest information and tutorials on Moodle.

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Course: Accessibility Guidelines

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This is a great informative piece on that accessibility does go beyond technology. It is important to remember that you must use clear language that is accessible to people with learning and Intellectual disabilities as well as people who struggle with English. It also highlights the importance of providing diagrams, video alternatives for pages especially for those  who have difficulty understanding long sections of text.

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WebAIM: Introduction to Web Accessibility

WebAIM: Introduction to Web Accessibility | Moodle Content Accessibility | Scoop.it
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Web Content Accessibility Guidelines rely on the following 4 Pillars:

1. Percievable- all content should be avliable to all senses

2. Operable- User interacts with all controls

3. Inderstandable- clear content

4. Robust - wide range of technologies used to ensure accessibility.

 

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TAFE Connects: Making Moodle acessible

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Listen to this great Tafe connects session on making moodle accessible. It discusses best practice for ensuring barriers of access to online learning are diminished. Resources are also included.

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