Enabling Accessibility in Learning Technology

  • Date : March 16, 2017 11:30 AM
  • Meeting Type : Webcast

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).


Markus Gylling

Solutions Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium

Jane Berliss-Vincent

Assistive Technology Manager, University of Michigan

Brian Richwine

Manager, UITS Assistive Technology and Accessibility Centers, Indiana University

Philip Voorhees

Technology Accessibility Coordinator, University of Nevada- Las Vegas


Kara Monroe

President and Founder, Monarch Strategies LLC