Category: Online Learning

Punch-In – Resources for Young Adults Seeking Employment

Punch-In is a  project sponsored by the Great Lakes ADA Center. It is a free resource for young adults with disabilities preparing for and seeking employment. One of the many offerings on the site is a free, online course to develop the skills and strategies necessary to be successful in career endeavors. Teachers and other … Continue reading Punch-In – Resources for Young Adults Seeking Employment

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Kyle Shachmut on “New Obstacle for Students with Disabilities”

“Most people assume technology expands opportunities for students with disabilities. While the potential exists, it can be realized only if technology is designed and coded [and utilized] with equal access in mind. Despite years of public-awareness campaigns, legal challenges, and advocacy efforts, many commonly used technologies built or purchased by colleges—email systems, learning-management systems, library … Continue reading Kyle Shachmut on “New Obstacle for Students with Disabilities”

Guide to Visual Disabilities and Online Learning

Online education is designed to open doors for students. Many students who might not be able to become a full-time residential student at a college or university  or who want a particular course, find online courses of value. However, for prospective students with visual impairments, online learning may create more barriers than gateways. Obtaining a … Continue reading Guide to Visual Disabilities and Online Learning

Courseload Releases First eText Platform with Accessible Collaborative Features

A news release appearing in Campus Technology  announced that Courseload has launched version 2.3 of its software with a stated focus on Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), touting the release as the first e-text platform to provide a single, unified, collaborative experience for faculty and students of all abilities. In … Continue reading Courseload Releases First eText Platform with Accessible Collaborative Features

Online Learning Resource Accessibility in a Lunchtime

David Sloan a research fellow  in the School of Computing,  University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland,  writes about e-accessibility at  e-Accessibility Blog.  Via short, regular posts the blog comments  on developments in the field of web accessibility and inclusive digital communication. One of the strengths of the blog is an awareness of the fact that readers … Continue reading Online Learning Resource Accessibility in a Lunchtime