Tag: accessibility

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Accessibility: Not just a civil right

A recent article published by EDUCAUSE Review makes the case that framing ‘accessibility’ as a civil right is perhaps the most effective way to gain the attention of college faculty, staff, administrators, and students. That’s because a potential civil rights violation is assumed, by many, to be a serious matter that could put the organization’s finances and reputation at risk. While… Read more →

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New Test and Quiz Options in Blackboard

Anyone who has tried to give tests or quizzes in Blackboard knows that in the older version it was difficult to accommodate students with special requirements (like extended time) and that providing timely feedback required instructors to go in and adjust settings after the assessment was completed. These are not problems any longer! Blackboard’s test tool now come with new sets… Read more →

Accessible Design Benefits All

Researchers are finding that courses built for accessibility can actually benefit all learners – not just student(s) with documented disabilities. The scope of what we mean by “building” or “designing” can range from a fully-online course to a traditional course that houses a few documents or resources on Blackboard – blended learning. Likewise, the scope of who we mean when we… Read more →