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Accessibility & Procurement: What do we need to know?

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 11/14/2018 | 3 comments

WCET and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) jointly offer this blog post on a topic of national interest to education communities. This post is part of the on-going collaboration on accessibility issues between WCET and OLC. Thank you to Kelly Hermann, University of Phoenix, for today’s guest post on these important issues! If you’re attending OLC Accelerate […]

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The Role of Procurement in Digital Accessibility

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 10/23/2018 | 3 comments

WCET and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), in conjunction with the National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE is a partner with WebAIM), jointly offer this blog post on a topic of national interest to education communities. This post is part of the on-going collaboration on accessibility issues between WCET and OLC. Join […]

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WCET’s 7th Annual Leadership Summit

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 6/15/2018 | 1 comments

We just got back from the annual WCET Leadership Summit in Newport Beach, CA where we deliberated on how digital learning can help higher education can embrace: Equity as a demonstrated priority for the institutions’ students, faculty, and staff. Accessibility as the lens through which the institution examines its resources, policies, services, and infrastructure. Data […]

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UDL in Action in College Online Courses

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 6/7/2018 | 0 comments

Do you have much experience with Universal Design? Today we’re thrilled to welcome a guest author who has not only implemented UDL on her own, but is assisting her colleagues in applying the principles in their classrooms as well. Tianhong Shi, instructional designer with Oregon State Extended Campus, joins WCET Frontiers today to tell us […]

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WCET Summit: Ensuring Ethical and Equitable Access in Digital Learning

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/24/2018 | 0 comments

In June 2017, I had the outstanding opportunity to attend my first WCET Leadership Summit. Last year’s event focused on the essential institutional capacities needed to encourage and lead innovation. I specifically remember feeling so invigorated by every session I attended and I truly enjoyed the hallway conversations and the incredibly active social media backchannel. […]

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OLC and WCET Need Feedback on Accessibility

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 3/22/2018 | 0 comments

Even a gazillion dollar industry like the National Football League can be blind to accessibility needs, at times. Perhaps, even, color blind. If you have not seen it, be sure to look at this video of the game in which they had the two teams wear special jerseys all of one color… [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuTBs9stJCs]   […]

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Steps You Can Take Now to Address Accessibility at Your Institution

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 11/15/2017 | 3 comments

This week, WCET and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), in conjunction with the National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE), a partner with WebAIM, jointly offer this blog on a topic of national interest to education communities. Thank you to Cyndi Rowland, Executive Director, WebAIM; National Center on Disability and Access to Education, […]

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Blackboard Ally: Tackling Accessibility in Higher Education

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 10/11/2017 | 0 comments

Today we continue the WCET Frontiers series on the 2017 WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Awards. These awards honor member institutions and organizations that develop technology-based solutions to challenging educational needs. We welcome Blackboard to discuss their award winning program Ally. Thank you for your work to increase student success! Enjoy the read and enjoy the […]

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Do Closed Captions Help Students Learn?

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 12/14/2016 | 5 comments

This week we are happy to welcome Dr. Katie Linder, Oregon State University Ecampus, as our guest blog post author. Dr. Linder is here to discuss a national research project on student use of closed captions and transcriptions. The important results show that while these resources are not yet widely available, many students, even those […]

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Universal Design: An Accessibility Philosophy that Helps Everyone

Published by: Russ Poulin | 9/29/2015 | 2 comments

Thank you to Howard Kramer from the University of Colorado-Boulder for this interview on Universal Design’s power to assist those with accessibility needs…and to benefit everyone else in a course. Howard is a cofounder of the annual Accessing Higher Ground Conference: Accessible Media, Web & Technology. Thank you to Howard for agreeing to add this […]

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