[Athen] Free Webinar Mon. Dec. 17 on the exciting access for all project

Prof Norm Coombs norm.coombs at gmail.com
Thu Nov 22 20:24:44 PST 2012

EASI Free Webinar: IMS Access for All version 3: accessibility through
Monday Dec 17th, 11 Pacific, noon Mountain, 1 Central and 2pm Eastern
• Anastasia Cheetham, Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University
• Andy Heath, Axelrod Access for All
• Madeleine Rothberg, WGBH National Center for Accessible Media
• Rich Schwerdtfeger, IBM

This access for all project is a ground-breaking project that seeks to let
each person connect with the Web in ways that will automatically taylor the
experience to fit precisely into that person's specific needs and
preferences. It holds the potential for an amazing revolution in the
computer and smart phone world!!!

The Access for All standard offers an approach to meet the needs of diverse
users in diverse contexts by personalizing the experience of each user.
Access for All suggests that the best way to meet individual's particular
needs at that time in that context is to deliver digital materials in the
way that is most accessible to that person. Access for All defines the
personal preferences statements and resource metadata necessary to support
this matching. Access for All is in use in educational sites and will soon
be integrated into larger platforms including the Global Public Inclusive
Infrastructure. Version 3 of the standard from IMS offers a compact Core
model and bindings to support varied technical approaches.
Go to the EASI Webinar member page to read more and to register:

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It's never too late to become what you might have been. George Eliot
Once you choose hope, anything's possible. Christopher Reeve
Norman Coombs norm.coombs at gmail.com

Making Online Teaching Accessible: Inclusive Course Design for Students
with Disabilities by Norman Coombs published by Jossey-Bass Oct 10,2010

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