Accessibility of eLearning

This discussion was moved from SCoPE Seminars following a seminar in December, 2006. Below is the original seminar description. We look forward to continued dialogue on all aspects of creating accessibility learning opportunities.


Facilitators: Catherine Fichten and Jennison Asuncion
Description: For the past three years, the Adaptech Research Network has been investigating the accessibility of eLearning (e.g., PowerPoint in the classroom, online tests) to Canadian college and university students with visible and invisible disabilities. During this seminar, Jennison and Catherine will describe the research and share some early findings from their 409 research participants:
  • college and university students with disabilities who have used eLearning
  • professionals who provide disability-related accommodations on campus
  • faculty who have taught a course where they used some form of eLearning and had at least one student with a disability in that course, and
  • individuals who support/drive eLearning at their institution. 
They will also be eager to hear about your experiences teaching using eLearning with people with disabilities, your successes, and lessons learned. Wherever possible, they will provide guidance and suggestions, as well as facilitate the sharing of best practices among participants. 


DiscussionStarted byRepliesLast post
thanks and some exciting news 1 Sylvia Currie
Accessibility and Course Management Systems 6 Sylvia Currie
your favorite articles, resources and tools 18 Russell Solowoniuk
getting things started 62 Christie Mason
top five benefits of using eLearning 5 Emma Duke-Williams
eLearning problems and solutions as told by our student sample 0 Jennison Asuncion
(Off Topic) A question about Moodle. 2 Emma Duke-Williams
free and inexpensive (under $200 US) software and hardware 3 Janet Bowen
Current Challenges 23 Emma Duke-Williams
week two 0 Jennison Asuncion
Program/Curricular Accessibility 14 Pam Berman
Do and Don't Do 8 Christie Mason
training and experience as factors in the accessibility discussion 3 Emma Duke-Williams
Universal Design 1 Klaus Reich
faculty perspective 5 Jane Jarrow
most/least accessible forms of eLearning based on our student participants 5 Claude Almansi
Used elearning in developing countries 2 Alvaro Galvis
Why Bother? - Selling the Benefits 4 Christie Mason
Definitions 5 Shawn Draisey
research background and approach 0 Jennison Asuncion
Cognitive and linguistic issues 2 Christie Mason
UN International Day of Disabled Persons. 1 Brian Tompsett
about Adaptech and Dis-IT 0 Jennison Asuncion