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Experiences with Blackboard

An accessible Learning Environment: Experiences with Blackboard  pdf

References used:

Blackboard has an accessibility policy statement and provides details on their website
http://www.blackboard.com/products/access/index.htm

Chris Cann, Simon Ball and Allan Sutherland (2003) Towards Accessible Virtual Learning Environments, http://www.techdis.ac.uk/resources/VLE001.html

Report on virtual learning environment user testing project (Jan 2003)
http://www.techdis.ac.uk/resources/VLE002.html

CETIS Making E-Learning Accessible.
http://www.cetis.ac.uk/members/accessibility/links/elearning/elearningacc

 

Various Adobe sites of use

Creating Accessible Adobe PDF Files: A Guide for Document Authors:
http://www.adobe.com/enterprise/accessibility/pdfs/acro6_pg_ue.pdf

and Reading PDF Documents with Adobe Reader 6.0: A Guide for People with Disabilities http://www.adobe.com/enterprise/accessibility/pdfs/acro6_cg_ue.pdf

They also have a general Create Accessible Content page:
http://www.adobe.com/enterprise/accessibility/creating.html

and of course the main accessibility site is
http://access.adobe.com

 

The ALERT Project

http://www.dur.ac.uk/alert/

Comment from Texthelp on compatibility with Blackboard

Davitt Hughes
Tel +44 2894 428105
Fax +44 2894 428574
email d.hughes@texthelp.com

Read & Write 7 is fully compatible with Blackboard. Texthelp Systems work closely with Blackboard to ensure complete compatibility.

The Bbmatters site
http://www.bbmatters.net/
The username is bbmatters
The password is member

Disability simulation site
http://members.aol.com/srousell/sim-dis/index.htm

Gives some idea of the problems that various disabilities may have when using IT.

Author: Rob Howe

03 October 2004

VLE: Blackboard

 


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