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Sixth CETIS-TechDis Accessibility Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting

This meeting is open to anyone interested in accessibility and e-learning and will include a session on the proposed British Standard for the Accessibility of e-Learning Systems and Content.

The agenda will include:

  • RDF and Accessibility Jonathan Chetwynd, Peepo Project. An introduction to the RDF (Resource Description Framework) schema for accessibility.

  • Title to be confirmed - Sue White, Virtual College (Coleg Sir Gar). The Virtual College at Coleg Sir Gar has been heavily involved in implementing accessibility in e-learning, including an accessible drag-and-drop.

  • A British Standard for the Accessibility of e-Learning Systems and Content - Andy Heath, Sheffield Hallam University. Andy Heath will introduce the BSI (British Standards Institute) work on an accessibility standard, which will provide a focus for recommended best practices. The Initial Outline Proposal for a BSI Standard for Accessible e-Learning has further details.

  • Discussion on the BSI Accessibility Standard. A chance to discuss and provide feedback on the BSI standard and to highlight important issues, use cases and scenarios.

Accessibility issues are of importance to all those involved in developing learning technology or creating content for it. The SIG focuses on creation and implementation (i.e. on content authors and on developers) and is open to anyone interested in e-learning and accessibility.

There is no charge for attending the meeting and lunch will be provided.

Date: 25 May, 2004
Venue: University of Salford, Manchester, England.
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