Making SL-based Coursework Accessible for All Students and Instructors


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Making SL-based Coursework Accessible for All Students and Instructors

  1. 1. 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 /><br />
  2. 2. 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. 3. 3 Kinds of Accessibility<br />Accessibility to the space<br />Accessibility of the space<br />Accessibility within the space<br />
  4. 4. 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 />
  5. 5. A Level Playing Field?<br />
  6. 6. Impairments Most Difficult in a Virtual Educational Setting<br />Keyboard/mouse impairments<br />Hearing/speech impairments<br />Print impairments<br />
  7. 7. Possible Causes of Keyboard/Mouse Impairment<br />Paralysis<br />Amputation<br />Neurological disease<br />Degeneration<br />Blindness <br />
  8. 8. Possible Causes of Hearing/Speech Impairment<br />Aging<br />Deafness<br />Accident or injury<br />Neurological diseases<br />
  9. 9. Possible Causes of Print Impairment<br />Aging<br />Visual impairment<br />Blindness<br />Dyslexia<br />Second Language<br />
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  12. 12. Self-Identity<br />
  13. 13. Accessibility to the Learning Space<br />
  14. 14. Access To RL Learning Spaces<br />ADA Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities<br />Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards<br />Fair Housing Act<br />
  15. 15. Access To Online Learning Spaces<br />Section 508<br />Title II of the ADA<br />Web Accessibility Initiative<br />
  16. 16. Assistive Technology for Keyboard/Mouse Impairment<br />Alternative keyboard or mouse<br />Speech recognition software<br />
  17. 17. Assistive Technology for Hearing/Speech Impairment<br />GUI to provide print cues<br />Closed captioning<br />Sign interpretation<br />CART<br />
  18. 18. Print Impairments<br />
  19. 19. Assistive Technology for Print Impairment<br />Screen magnifiers<br />Screen readers<br />Modify GUI<br />
  20. 20. Accessibility of the Learning Space<br />
  21. 21. Accessibility of the Learning Space<br />
  22. 22. 3 Approaches to Accessibility of the Learning Space<br />Minimal consideration<br />Emulate real life accessibility<br />Universal Design of Virtual Worlds<br />
  23. 23. 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 />
  24. 24. Accessibility Within the Learning Space<br />
  25. 25. Consider Impairments Critical to Virtual World Functioning<br />
  26. 26. Print Impairment Issues in Virtual Learning Spaces<br />Readability<br />Non-visual formats<br />Name objects<br />Provide functional assistive technology<br />Be aware of limitations of assistive technology<br />
  27. 27. Hearing/Speech Impairment Issues in Virtual Learning Spaces<br />Voice<br />Sound signals<br />Transcription<br />ASL as primary language<br />
  28. 28. Keyboard/Mouse Impairment Issues in Virtual Learning Spaces<br />Movement<br />Seating<br />
  29. 29. 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 />
  30. 30. Thank you!<br />Please pick up notecards from the poster to your left beside the presenters.<br />Feel free to contact us at<br />