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.

The free webcast will run for 60 minutes.  The webcast will take place via GoToWebinar.

7:30 AM HAST/9:30 AM AKDT/10:30 AM PDT/11:30 AM MDT/ 12:30 MST/12:30 PM CDT/1:30 EDT



Kara MonroeKara Monroe
Vice President for Academic Innovation and Support,
Ivy Tech Community College




Markus GyllingMarkus Gylling
Solutions Architect,
IMS Global Learning Consortium

Markus Gylling is a solutions architect with IMS Global Learning Consortium. Prior to his work with IMS Global, he worked as CTO of the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) and as CTO of the DAISY Consortium. Through his work with IDPF & DAISY he has during the past one and a half decades been engaged in the development of global scale standards, tools and educational efforts for the realization of inclusive and accessible e-publishing and e-reading. Markus lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden, from where he also oversees IMS Global’s European operations.

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