Current and Evolving Accessibility Practices: Practical Advice


Original Date: October 21, 2008

Title: Current and Evolving Accessibility Practices: Practical Advice
from Two Institutions

Afsaneh Sharif & Donna Scalzo, Office of Learning Technology, University
of British Columbia
John Louviere & Neal Legler, Faculty Assistance Center for Teaching,
Utah State University

Online learning environments hold great promise for expanding access to
education for students with time and geographic challenges. Providing a
supportive learning environment involves considering the needs of a wide
range of learners and instructors, including those with physical and
cognitive disabilities or technical limitations. The ability to do this
can be somewhat challenged within the structure of a course management
system such as Blackboard (WebCT) Vista, as full control of the web
interface may not be possible. In response to student and faculty needs,
educational developers from two institutions, the University of British
Columbia and Utah State University have worked to determine how some of
the issues may be addressed through instructional design, rigorous web
design methodologies and some technical applications. Please join us as
we share current and evolving practices in this important area of online

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