[Athen] Distance education resources

Jennifer Sutton jsuttondc at gmail.com
Wed May 6 11:31:59 PDT 2015

Perhaps I am missing something, but while general
information is useful, to a point, wouldn't it
also be important to include resources for each platform?

I mean, having pointers to specific
documentation about what's required for Canvas,
EdX, Sakai, Moodle, Blackboard, and so on and so
forth would be very valuable. And I mean pointers
to the most current documentation.

In other words, I'm thinking both of what each
faculty member needs to do, on a particular
platform, in addition to what
developers/implementers of the platform need to
do to both encourage (and when possible assure)
that best practices are followed.

In my experience, WCAG 2.0 only takes us so far
with learning applications/platforms...

Has ATHEN, or have other schools, pulled together such a resource set?

So as not to present a problem, without
contributing to its solution, here is what I have
handy, but even what I'm posting here isn't
entirely what I'm imagining, and though I've
tried to clear out dead links and info that seems
old to me, even mine may not be up-to-date. See links below my name.

I mention this topic partly because some of the
resources at DoIT are looking a little dated to
me -- a lot has changed on the Web since 2002.
That's absolutely not meant to be a criticism! We
all can only do what we can, based on available
resources -- human and financial. And I skimmed
very quickly . . . so I may accidentally have
repeated some of what's there on the DoIT page.


Links are not in a particular order:

edX Accessibility Guide — edX Developers Guide documentation:

Athen Collaboration Moodle Accessibility Collaboration Group Overview:

Athen Collaboration Learning Management Systems Accessibility Overview:

Athen Collaboration Canvas LMS Collaboration Group Overview

Accessible E-Learning Online Symposium:
[from December of 2013]

Hadi Rangin's Blog: A Comparison of Learning Management System Accessibility


[from 2013 -- Thanks, Hadi, and all contributors.]

Blackboard Learn Accessibility in Blackboard Learn 9.1, SP10:

Accessibility Sakai Project:

GRADE: Accessible Distance Education and Universal Design for Learning:

IMS GLC: Accessibility Specifications:

Adapting online learning resources for all planning for professionalis (...):

Resources for Online Education Accessibility & Policy Building - 3Play Media
[posted in February of 2013]

The Inclusive Learning Exchange -- TILE -- RSWI Home:

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