Enabling Accessibility in Learning Technology
WCET and the IMS Global Learning Consortium Accessibility Community of Practice held a webinar 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. However, 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.
The webcast panel discussed 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.
Discussion topics included:
- interoperability and integration (Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI®)).
- personalization (AccessForAll™).
- analytics (Caliper Analytics®),
- and accessible content (EPUB).