[Athen] Athen Digest, Vol 11, Issue 25

Tim Sears Tim.Sears at mcckc.edu
Thu Dec 21 12:17:11 PST 2006


I have not used Web Ct but I have used Blackboard and I imagine the
accessibility issues are somewhat similar.
Some things to watch out for is threaded discussions. I inform my
students to input information in the Subject line that will discussion
it from 1 line to the next example.

Bad example:

RE: website

Good example
RE: website 12/21/06 2:10 PM Tim Sears

This allows the user to distiguish one threaded link from another.

Other issues regarding accessibility include: making sure that if
teachers add video clips, images that they have a way to tag the images.

Also often teachers will use the test generator and ask question to
identify or click on a part of a map etc. My advice would be to find
an alternative way to ask these questions for those who are blind or low

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1. WebCT accessibility issues (Heidi Scher)


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Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 16:24:00 -0600
From: Heidi Scher <hascher at asub.edu>
Subject: [Athen] WebCT accessibility issues
To: "'athen at athenpro.org'" <athen at athenpro.org>
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Happy holidays to everyone!

I've been asked to assist our director of distance ed develop some
additional training for our faculty who have online classes. We are
about to have WebCT 6.0 up and going after the first of the year. The
director would like me to develop info regarding accessibility issues.

Since it's been at least 3-4 years since I played with WebCT and
accessibility, I'm totally in the dark here. Any suggestions regarding
issues and corrective measures would be helpful!!


Heidi Scher, M.S., CRC
Counselor/Coordinator of Disability Services
Arkansas State University - Beebe
501-882-8263 V/T


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