Post-secondary

Study Compares LMS Access Features

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has released a study comparing four popular learning management systems as to accessibility. They looked at Blackboard Learn version 9.1 Service Pack 6 and 8, Desire2Learn version 10, Moodle version 2.3, and Sakai version 2.8.

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UC Berkeley Improves Access to Text

According to the L.A. Times, UC Berkeley has "agreed to a number of improvements, including providing digital versions of textbooks within 10 days and course readers within 17 days and encouraging instructors to identify course materials earlier.

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Web and IT Accessibility Policies in Higher Education

Thursday, June 13, 2013
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

EASI presents University of Washington specialists who will describe their accessibility policies and practices.

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EASI and ATHEN are collaborating on e-journal

ATHEN (Access Technology Higher Education Network) and EASI (Equal Access to Software and Information) are working together to revive the Information Technology and Disabilities Journal. The first issue came out in April 2013. It is a free publication, with articles on access to voting and higher education.

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A Personal Look at Accessibility in Higher Education


This video highlights the experiences of students and faculty with disabilities in higher education.

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Tips & Tools for Serving Students with LD In Higher Ed

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

Higher education presents a challenge for students with learning disabilities. It often requires more reading, greater interaction with text, multiple ways of organizing information, and critical writing. The system-wide director of disability services at Alliant University will share tools and tips they are using to enhance success for graduate students.

Higher education presents a challenge for students with learning disabilities. It often requires more reading, greater interaction with text, multiple ways of organizing information, and critical writing. The system-wide director of disability services at Alliant University will share tools and tips they are using to enhance success for graduate students.

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Amara Universal Subtitles Links to YouTube in a New Way

Amara has announced that you can now sync subtitles in the Universal Subtitles.org site to your personal YouTube account for free. This means Amara will:

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Student & Alumni Panel: What Students with Disabilities Want Faculty & Administrators to Know

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
9:30 AM Pacific, 12:30 PM Eastern

Sloan Consulting presents this webinar for those interested in access in higher education.

Sloan Consulting presents this panel includes online students and online alumni with different disabilities. During the first 60 minutes, each student will provide a personal introduction and then share what faculty and administrators need to know from their perspectives about accessibility, working with students with disabilities, and strategies to increase online student success.

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Archived Webinar: Higher Ed Administrator Panel on Web Access

This panel included four accessibility specialists from the National Federation of the Blind, Pennsylvania State University, California Community Colleges, and EASI (Equal Access to Software and Information). Presenters provided a self-introduction and identified critical issues that all higher education institutions should be addressing.

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Accessibility Specialists: Understanding “Invisible” Disabilities & What this Means for Online Education

April 23rd, 2013
9 AM Pacific, Noon Eastern

Presented by the Sloan Consortium, this webinar will address invisible disabilities in higher education.

This panel includes four accessibility specialists from Empire State University, Pennsylvania State University, and Drexel University and WebAIM. During the first 60 minutes, each panel member will provide a self-introduction and discuss their work with “invisible” disabilities.

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