IMS release white paper on accessibility Scott Wilson, CETIS staff
October 16, 2001
Reflecting renewed international interest in issues of access to eLearning - inspired at least partly by legislative changes in the US - the IMS Global Learning Consortium has released a white paper on accessibility for learning applications.
"IMS Guidelines for Developing Accessible Learning Applications" provides information for developers on how to provide functionality without discriminating against learners with disabilities. There are guidelines for dealing issues relating to specific media types (such as video and audio), user interface design considerations, and usefully describes some of the different ways you can provide a suitable learning experience for learners with different capabilities.
This is a very useful and timely contribution from IMS. You can download the white paper from the IMS website.