Accessibility in e-Learning

Speaker(s) : Christophe Strobbe

  • Language : Anglais
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Wednesday 8 July 2015
  • Schedule : 15h20
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : 126

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Threads : Accessibility

Since the late 1990s e-learning systems, learning management systems and similar systems for online learning have enjoyed growing popularity, both inside and outside formal education.

Due to the importance of equal opportunities in education, such systems and the content offered through them should also take accessibility into account.

This presentation will give an overview of accessibility issues and solutions in this area and will cover examples of e-learning systems, good practices for accessible content, good practices and relevant standards.

Christophe Strobbe
Christophe Strobbe has been a researcher in ICT accessibility since 2001, first at the KULeuven in Belgium (2001-2012) and since 2012 at the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart, Germany.

He has contributed to the European projects VISUAL (2001-2004), IDCnet (2002-2005), BenToWeb (2004-2007), @Science (2006-2008), USEM (2007-2010), STAND4ALL (2009-2010) and eGovMoNet (2008-2010), AEGIS (2008-2012) and Cloud4all (2011-2015).

During the BenToWeb project he also contributed to the Unified Web Evaluation Methodology (UWEM). He has been a member of W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG) since April 2005 and was a member of the Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG) between March 2011 and December 2014.

In the AEGIS project he was, among other things, involved in three extensions for LibreOffice and odt2daisy, odt2braille and AccessODF (an accessibility checker).

In the Cloud4all project, he contributes to the Matchmaker and various other components of the GPII.

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