Making SL-based Coursework Accessible for All Students and Instructors
Making SL-based Coursework Accessible for All Students and Instructors <br />Ann Ludwig (Eme Capalini)<br />Alice Krueger (Gentle Heron)<br />Virtual Ability, Inc.<br />As presented in Second Life® on March 12, 2010<br />The text of this presentation can be found here:<br />http://virtualability.org/PresentationMar122010.aspx<br />
Outcomes<br />Awareness of the importance of creating accessible learning spaces.<br />Awareness of 3 forms of accessibility of learning spaces. <br />Comparison of three approaches to accessible design of virtual learning spaces.<br />Understanding of educational issues related to 4 main types of impairments.<br />
3 Kinds of Accessibility<br />Accessibility to the space<br />Accessibility of the space<br />Accessibility within the space<br />
VOTING<br />Please type into Local Chat:<br />+1 if you agree<br />0 if it doesn’t matter one way or the other<br />-1 if you disagree<br />Could virtual learning spaces help more people with disabilities become educated? <br />
Access To RL Learning Spaces<br />ADA Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities http://www.access-board.gov/adaag/html/adaag.htm<br />Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards http://www.access-board.gov/ufas/ufas-html/ufas.htm<br />Fair Housing Act http://www.fairhousingfirst.org/fairhousing/requirements.html<br />
Access To Online Learning Spaces<br />Section 508 www.section508.gov<br />Title II of the ADA http://www.ada.gov/pcatoolkit/chap5toolkit.htm<br />Web Accessibility Initiative http://www.w3.org/WAI/<br />
Assistive Technology for Keyboard/Mouse Impairment<br />Alternative keyboard or mouse<br />Speech recognition software<br />
Assistive Technology for Hearing/Speech Impairment<br />GUI to provide print cues<br />Closed captioning<br />Sign interpretation<br />CART<br />
3 Approaches to Accessibility of the Learning Space<br />Minimal consideration<br />Emulate real life accessibility<br />Universal Design of Virtual Worlds<br />
PAIR/SHARE<br />Please turn to your neighbor. <br />In IM, please answer this question to each other.<br />Choose one answer to be shared in Local Chat.<br />Think of different educational activities in which each of these three kinds of approaches would be appropriate. <br />
OPEN RESPONSE<br />Please type your short response into Local Chat.<br />What is the most important consideration you personally need to include in your virtual educational environment planning? <br />
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