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Accessible e-Learning: Include ALL Learners

| Proposal No: 909

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Speaker(s)

  • Bill Curtis-Davidson, Senior Director, SSB BART Group

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Length of Session (in hours): 1-hrFormat: Lecture Expertise Level: BeginnerType of session: Not provided

Summary of Session

In this presentation, a framework for e-Learning will be introduced to discuss comprehensive and critical issues of accessibility in the design of globally diverse and meaningful e-Learning.

Abstract

Now, more than ever before, learning can be made accessible to anyone. With the emergence of the Web and advances in digital technologies, learning can be designed to encompass the needs of learners with disabilities. Designing accessible e-Learning requires in-depth understanding of how to integrate e-Learning factors and international accessibility guidelines throughout the entire e-Learning development process.

Kepoints

  1. Interface Design - page and site design, content design, navigation, and usability testing
  2. Evaluation - includes assessment of learners and evaluation of the learning environment
  3. Management - maintenance of learning environment and distribution of information

Speaker Bio(s)

Bill Curtis-Davidson

Bill Curtis-Davidson brings over 20 years of experience working in strategic user experience (UX) design and digital accessibility consulting. He joined SSB after working for 15 years with IBM as a UX and digital accessibility consultant, business development executive and executive architect. Prior to that, Bill worked as a digital accessibility researcher and adjunct faculty at Georgia Tech. He has helped dozens of companies plan, implement and manage their digital accessibility operations. Bill has also been involved in advising numerous government advisory committees, standards development organizations, and industry associations.

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