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Session 1: Towards full Accessibility in LMS

Session 1: Towards full Accessibility in LMS

Overview:

Accessibility status in .LRN

Objectives:

1. Analyze the accessibility status of .LRN/OpenACS and discuss the existing main problems and the way to solve them.
2. On-going developments and research works on accessibility compliance in LMS
3. Educate .LRN community in the importance of developing with accessibility requirements in mind
4. Define some guidelines to help .LRN developments reach the accessibility requirements

Scheduling:

Keynote: Accessibility in Community and Open Source Software Developments: the Moodle perspective

Martyn Cooper - Head of Accessible Educational Media team at the Open University in the UK

Among diverse research and internal consultancy roles Martyn Cooper has overall responsibility for accessibility in the Open University's VLE which is based on Moodle.  The Open University has nearly 10,000 disabled students and takes its legal and moral responsibility to give them equal access to its teaching and learning very seriously.  It has been making substantial investment within the Moodle community to address the current deficits in accessibility of the software.  This paper reflects on this process and more general issues of accessibility in community based and open source software developments.

6/8 Papers (20 min each + 5 minutes questions)

  • Innovation and Research accessibility issues on eLearning: a user modelling approach [Jesús G. Boticario]
  • Accessibility requirements in .LRN [Olga C. Santos]
  • More talks to be selected

Discussion among the participants regarding the topics presented previously and others that arise

Conclusions from the session to feed back .LRN/OpenACS community

Proposals:

You can send the proposals for papers to the Workshop call or to the contact below.

Contact:

For questions contact Olga C. Santos
R&D Technical Manager
aDeNu Research Group (UNED)     

 
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