Enabling Accessibility in Learning Technology

IMS Global logoWCET and the IMS Global Learning Consortium Accessibility Community of Practice invite you to join a webinar on Thursday, March 16, from 11:30-12:30 p.m. MDT to explore the challenges and opportunities for standards-based accessibility work.

Accessibility is a complex topic that has long been a focus of institutions and organizations like WCET. But understanding how open standards for learning technology can be used to help institutions meet accessibility requirements has not been a widely-discussed topic. To develop accessible educational technology standards, voices from all members of the ecosystem—from content authoring to delivery platforms—must be heard.

Join our panel for an engaging discussion on open standards as they align to the needs of individuals, policy implications of adopting standards, and institutional perspectives on the value of open standards in practical, not technical terms.

Topics to be discussed include:
•    interoperability and integration (Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI®))
•    personalization (AccessForAll™)
•    analytics (Caliper Analytics®)
•    and accessible content (EPUB)

And learn about resources being developed by the community of practice, including the recently published paper Enhancing Accessibility Through IMS Global Learning Standards, which are meant to help overcome challenges institutions have with accessibility and promote an access for all ecosystem.
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This webcast is provided free and open to all. WCET has moved to GoToWebinar for its webcasts which allows up to 1,000 participants.

Register today for the WCET webcast, “Enabling Accessibility in Learning Technology ” on March 16, 11:30 AM MDT. The free webcast will run for 60 minutes.  The webcast will take place via GoToWebinar.
9:30 AM AKDT/7:30 AM HAST/10:30 AM PDT/11:30 AM MDT/ 12:30 MST/12:30 PM CDT/1:30 EDT



Kara MonroeKara Monroe
Ivy Tech Community College





Markus GyllingMarkus Gylling
Solutions Architect,
IMS Global Learning Consortium




Jane Berliss-VincentJane Berliss-Vincent
Assistive Technology Manager, University of Michigan




Brian RichwineBrian Richwine
Manager, UITS Assistive Technology and Accessibility Centers,
Indiana University



Philip VoorheesPhilip Voorhees
Technology Accessibility Coordinator
University of Nevada- Las Vegas