This session will provide an overview of accessibility issues related to distance education training and learning environments. Distance Education, through both synchronous and asynchronous delivery, provide expanded opportunities to access training content as well as to interact with others within a convenient environment. Yet, accessibility of Distance Education tools, such as Blackboard and Adobe Connect, can frequently pose significant barriers to individuals with disabilities because they do not work well, if at all, with assistive technology tools designed to support those individuals. During this session we will feature commonly used Distance Education tools to highlight accessibility issues as well as to provide a framework for matching tools based on user needs and preferences.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
11:00am - 12:30pm Mountain