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Making SL-based Coursework Accessible for All Students and Instructors
 

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Presentation made in Second Life on March 12, 2010 by Virtual Ability, Inc.

Presentation made in Second Life on March 12, 2010 by Virtual Ability, Inc.

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    • Making SL-based Coursework Accessible for All Students and Instructors
      Ann Ludwig (Eme Capalini)
      Alice Krueger (Gentle Heron)
      Virtual Ability, Inc.
      As presented in Second Life® on March 12, 2010
      The text of this presentation can be found here:
      http://virtualability.org/PresentationMar122010.aspx
    • Outcomes
      Awareness of the importance of creating accessible learning spaces.
      Awareness of 3 forms of accessibility of learning spaces.
      Comparison of three approaches to accessible design of virtual learning spaces.
      Understanding of educational issues related to 4 main types of impairments.
    • 3 Kinds of Accessibility
      Accessibility to the space
      Accessibility of the space
      Accessibility within the space
    • VOTING
      Please type into Local Chat:
      +1 if you agree
      0 if it doesn’t matter one way or the other
      -1 if you disagree
      Could virtual learning spaces help more people with disabilities become educated?
    • A Level Playing Field?
    • Impairments Most Difficult in a Virtual Educational Setting
      Keyboard/mouse impairments
      Hearing/speech impairments
      Print impairments
    • Possible Causes of Keyboard/Mouse Impairment
      Paralysis
      Amputation
      Neurological disease
      Degeneration
      Blindness
    • Possible Causes of Hearing/Speech Impairment
      Aging
      Deafness
      Accident or injury
      Neurological diseases
    • Possible Causes of Print Impairment
      Aging
      Visual impairment
      Blindness
      Dyslexia
      Second Language
    • Self-Identity
    • Accessibility to the Learning Space
    • Access To RL Learning Spaces
      ADA Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities http://www.access-board.gov/adaag/html/adaag.htm
      Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards http://www.access-board.gov/ufas/ufas-html/ufas.htm
      Fair Housing Act http://www.fairhousingfirst.org/fairhousing/requirements.html
    • Access To Online Learning Spaces
      Section 508 www.section508.gov
      Title II of the ADA http://www.ada.gov/pcatoolkit/chap5toolkit.htm
      Web Accessibility Initiative http://www.w3.org/WAI/
    • Assistive Technology for Keyboard/Mouse Impairment
      Alternative keyboard or mouse
      Speech recognition software
    • Assistive Technology for Hearing/Speech Impairment
      GUI to provide print cues
      Closed captioning
      Sign interpretation
      CART
    • Print Impairments
    • Assistive Technology for Print Impairment
      Screen magnifiers
      Screen readers
      Modify GUI
    • Accessibility of the Learning Space
    • Accessibility of the Learning Space
    • 3 Approaches to Accessibility of the Learning Space
      Minimal consideration
      Emulate real life accessibility
      Universal Design of Virtual Worlds
    • PAIR/SHARE
      Please turn to your neighbor.
      In IM, please answer this question to each other.
      Choose one answer to be shared in Local Chat.
      Think of different educational activities in which each of these three kinds of approaches would be appropriate.
    • Accessibility Within the Learning Space
    • Consider Impairments Critical to Virtual World Functioning
    • Print Impairment Issues in Virtual Learning Spaces
      Readability
      Non-visual formats
      Name objects
      Provide functional assistive technology
      Be aware of limitations of assistive technology
    • Hearing/Speech Impairment Issues in Virtual Learning Spaces
      Voice
      Sound signals
      Transcription
      ASL as primary language
    • Keyboard/Mouse Impairment Issues in Virtual Learning Spaces
      Movement
      Seating
    • OPEN RESPONSE
      Please type your short response into Local Chat.
      What is the most important consideration you personally need to include in your virtual educational environment planning?
    • Thank you!
      Please pick up notecards from the poster to your left beside the presenters.
      Feel free to contact us at info@virtualability.org