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Articles about accessibility


Joint CETIS-TechDis Accessibility and CETIS Assessment SIG Meeting
The meeting will have the theme of "Accessible Assessment" and will seek to raise the issues, which still need to be addressed in this area.


CETIS wins new JISC interoperability service contract
You might well wonder if providing a service about interoperability standards for JISC isn't what CETIS has been doing for quite a while now; you'd be right, it has. The new contract means a step change in the way CETIS will fulfill that service to the community, though.


Joint Accessibility and Portfolio SIG Meeting
The meeting will centre around on-going work connecting e-portfolios with accessibility, in the contexts both of e-portfolio usability and enhancing access to higher education.


Dyscalculia and Dyslexia in Higher Education - "Forging the Future"
The DDIG (Dyscalculia and Dyslexia Interest Group) conference, "Forging the Future", offers a number of presentations and group sessions on issues which may be of particular interest to people working with dyscalculic and dyslexic students in HE (Higher Education).


Joint CETIS EC and Accessibility SIG Meeting
The next CETIS EC (Educational Content) and Accessibility SIG (Special Interest Group) meetings will be held jointly and will have the theme of mobile learning.


TechShare 2005
The TechShare conference is aimed at "professionals who work in the field of sight loss or have an interest in technology".


New CETIS briefings available
The ever-popular series of CETIS briefings on e-learning standards just received two new additions, two major updates, and some tweaking on others.


DC-2005 Conference
The fifth International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications will focus on the use of vocabularies and will bring together users of Dublin Core, LOM (Learning Object Metadata), W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) Semantic Web, thesauri, subject classifications and taxonomies.


ALT-C 2005: Exploring the Frontiers of e-Learning - Borders, Outposts and Migration
The ALT-C Conference has a number of themes relating to the e-learning - including: Architectures and Infrastructures, Collaboration, Design and Development, and Implementation.


Libraries Without Walls 6: Evaluating the Distributed Delivery of Library Services
An international conference organised by CERLIM (Centre for Research in Library and Information Management) with the theme of whether new services are having an impact on users.


JISC Legal Conference: Legal Aspects of Online Learning
The JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) Legal Conference will be covering a variety of legal issues regarding online learning.


alt-i-lab 2005
alt-i-lab (Advancing Learning Technology Interoperability)2005 includes working sessions, demonstrations and exchange of e-learning technology.


Another test
with a description


Dreamweaver MX: Creating and Managing Accessible Web Sites
"This workshop aims to utilise the functionality of Dreamweaver for web page creation, content management and web site management, while ensuring all pages are accessible."


Fundamentals of Flash MX: Animation and Interactivity with Macromedia Flash MX
This is a practical workshop aimed at web users who would like to start using Macromedia Flash to create animated and interactive content for the web.


Dreamweaver MX: Creating and Managing Accessible Web Sites
"This workshop aims to utilise the functionality of Dreamweaver for web page creation, content management and web site management, while ensuring all pages are accessible."


VideoActive Workshop
This two day hands-on workshop will include the use of video and audio for learning and teaching as well as accessiblity requirements.


Assistive Technology Conference - Balancing the Equation
This conference will provide a platform for Assistive Technologists and academics with an interest in the role of technology in learner support for students with disabilities or learning differences.


Accessible Design in the Digital World
This conference will explore inclusive design in the real world and the challenges in implementing guidelines and meeting legal responsibilities.


CAL 05 - Virtual Learning?
The CAL Conference covers a number of topics including: Play and Experimentation; Dialogues, Communication and Learning; Education and Network Societies; and Educational Design and Pedagogical Research.


Free Web Conference on Maximising Accessibility in Academic and Public Libraries
"This EASI Web conference presentation will offer a holistic approach to creating accessible libraries of all types."


Webcasts from the CSUN 20th Annual International Conference
Webcasts from the CSUN (California State University Northridge) 20th Annual International Conference run by EASI (Equal Access to Software Information).


Free Web Conference on Software Accessibility, Usability Testing and Individuals with Disabilities
This conference will be based on the paper: Software Accessibility, Usability Testing and Individuals with Disabilities by Sheryl Burgstahler, Tracy Jirikowic, Beth Kolko, and Matt Eliot.


NLN material plugs OK
*update* Prototype materials for the latest round of National Learning Network (NLN) content development have been successfully tested. After a round of trialling and testing by a number of different colleges and educational centres, the interoperable packages were presented in Birmingham by the five content vendors. Unlike previous batches, this round of content procurement by the NLN is aimed exclusively at Adult and Community Learning (ACL).


Interoperability state of play at IMS Melbourne meeting
The open tech forum at an IMS meeting is a public show-and-tell that is occassionally layed on for the benefit of the wider community. The one in Melbourne this week was exemplary in giving a wide variety of people the opportunity to air their views on the state of play in e-learning. The downside is the blizzard of (Power)Points that can unleash. We gather the kernels for your enjoyment.


Secrets of Dynamic HTML
DHTML (Dynamic HyperText Mark-up Language) combines HTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and client-side scripting in order to create interactive and animated web pages.


Dreamweaver MX: Creating and Managing Accessible Web Sites
"This workshop aims to utilise the functionality of Dreamweaver for web page creation, content management and web site management, while ensuring all pages are accessible."


Accessible Web Design
"This workshop encourages designers to develop a single accessible web site that does not impose barriers to usage."


Fundamentals of Flash MX: Animation and Interactivity with Macromedia Flash MX
This is a practical workshop aimed at web users who would like to start using Macromedia Flash to create animated and interactive content for the web.


Accessible Web Design
"This workshop encourages designers to develop a single accessible web site that does not impose barriers to usage."


Secrets of Dynamic HTML
DHTML (Dynamic HyperText Mark-up Language) combines HTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and client-side scripting in order to create interactive and animated web pages.


Fundamentals of Flash MX: Animation and Interactivity with Macromedia Flash MX
This is a practical workshop aimed at web users who would like to start using Macromedia Flash to create animated and interactive content for the web.


Enhancing Your Web Pages: Further HTML, Style Sheets and Accessibility
This workshop will describe how to produce accessible content and will introduce accessibility guidelines and web standards.


Accessible Web Design
"This workshop encourages designers to develop a single accessible web site that does not impose barriers to usage."


Enhancing Your Web Pages: Further HTML, Style Sheets and Accessibility
This workshop will describe how to produce accessible content and will introduce accessibility guidelines and web standards.


Secrets of Dynamic HTML
DHTML (Dynamic HyperText Mark-up Language) combines HTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and client-side scripting in order to create interactive and animated web pages.


Dreamweaver MX: Creating and Managing Accessible Web Sites
"This workshop aims to utilise the functionality of Dreamweaver for web page creation, content management and web site management, while ensuring all pages are accessible."


Dreamweaver MX: Creating and Managing Accessible Web Sites
"This workshop aims to utilise the functionality of Dreamweaver for web page creation, content management and web site management, while ensuring all pages are accessible."


Accessible Web Design - Wales
"This workshop encourages designers to develop a single accessible web site that does not impose barriers to usage."


Joint CETIS Pedagogy Forum and Accessibility SIG Meeting
A joint meeting for the Pedagogy Forum and Accessibility SIG with the theme of accessibility and pedagogy.


Two-part Series on Specifications for Increasing Online Learning Accessibility - Part 2
This live web conference takes place in two parts on 2nd December and 16th December 2004 at 16:00 Eastern Standard Time (around 21:00 in the UK).


Two-part Series on Specifications for Increasing Online Learning Accessibility - Part 1
This live web conference takes place in two parts on 2nd December and 16th December 2004 at 16:00 Eastern Standard Time (around 21:00 in the UK).


Filling out the E-Learning Framework boxes
The results of the first JISC/CETIS conference in Oxford are now available online. The conference brought together specialists from a number of international e-learning initiatives with all current JISC sponsored e-learning technology development projects. Purpose: to start filling out all those boxes in the E-Learning Framework (ELF), but also to give geeks and regular people an opportunity to explore trends in e-learning technology in general.


Accessible Web Design
"This workshop encourages designers to develop a single accessible web site that does not impose barriers to usage."


Second National Workshop and Tutorial on Handheld Computers in Universities and Colleges
This event will focus on handheld computers and mobile learning. It is aimed at lecturers, teachers, staff developers and learning technologists.


Techshare 2004
Techshare is an opportunity to engage with current thinking about the role of technology in the three themes of Learning, Work and Life.


Dreamweaver MX 2004: Accessible Web Design
"This workshop aims to utilise the functionality of Dreamweaver for web page creation, content management and web site management, while ensuring all pages are accessible."


Fundamentals of Flash MX: Animation and Interactivity with Macromedia Flash MX
This is a practical workshop aimed at web users who would like to start using Macromedia Flash to create animated and interactive content for the web.


Enhancing Your Web Pages: Further HTML, CSS and Accessibility
"Accessibilty is rapidly becoming the driving force behind the design considerations for many web sites. This workshop will also investigate some of the fundamental steps required to produce accessible content as well as introducing current guidelines and web standards. This workshop provides a platform from which to make the next step towards more attractive, functional and accessible web content as well as providing a brief overview of some more advanced technologies for web interaction and content management/delivery."


Accessible Web Design
"This workshop encourages designers to develop a single accessible web site that does not impose barriers to usage."


Fundamentals of Flash MX: Animation and Interactivity with Macromedia Flash MX
This is a practical workshop aimed at web users who would like to start using Macromedia Flash to create animated and interactive content for the web.


Dreamweaver MX 2004: Accessible Web Design
"This workshop aims to utilise the functionality of Dreamweaver for web page creation, content management and web site management, while ensuring all pages are accessible."


Web Accessibility: Design-for-All
This workshop encourages designers to develop a single accessible web site that does not impose barriers to usage.


Fundamentals of Flash MX: Animation and Interactivity with Macromedia Flash MX
This is a practical workshop aimed at web users who would like to start using Macromedia Flash to create animated and interactive content for the web.


Enhancing Your Web Pages: Further HTML, CSS and Accessibility
"Accessibilty is rapidly becoming the driving force behind the design considerations for many web sites. This workshop will also investigate some of the fundamental steps required to produce accessible content as well as introducing current guidelines and web standards. This workshop provides a platform from which to make the next step towards more attractive, functional and accessible web content as well as providing a brief overview of some more advanced technologies for web interaction and content management/delivery."


Dreamweaver MX 2004: Accessible Web Design
"This workshop aims to utilise the functionality of Dreamweaver for web page creation, content management and web site management, while ensuring all pages are accessible."


Accessible Web Design - England
"This workshop encourages designers to develop a single accessible web site that does not impose barriers to usage."


ePortfolio 2004
This is the second International Conference on the electronic portfolio and will cover ePortfolios for schools, higher education, continuing professional development and lifelong learning.


Ninth CETIS-TechDis Accessibility SIG (Special Interest Group) Meeting
This meeting is open to anyone interested in accessibility specifications and e-learning.


Eighth CETIS-TechDis Accessibility SIG Meeting
The eighth CETIS-TechDis Accessibility SIG Meeting will have a "Back to Basics" theme.


Tenth CETIS-TechDis Accessibility SIG (Special Interest Group) Meeting
The Tenth CETIS-TechDis Accessibility SIG meeting will be held at TechDis in York.


Secrets of Dynamic HTML
This workshop in DHTML (Dynamic HyperText Mark-up Language) brings together the technologies of HTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and client-side scripting in order to produce interactive and animated web pages.


Enhancing Your Web Pages
This is a practical workshop for people who have had some experience of creating basic web pages and want to develop their pages further to include accessibility and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).


Dreamweaver MX: Creating and Managing Accessible Web Sites
"This workshop aims to utilise the functionality of Dreamweaver for web page creation, content management and web site management, while ensuring all pages are accessible."


Web Accessibility: Design-for-all
"The "Design for All" principle, which underpins this workshop, encourages designers to develop a single accessible web site that does not impose barriers to usage."


Secrets of Dynamic HTML
This workshop in DHTML (Dynamic HyperText Mark-up Language) brings together the technologies of HTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and client-side scripting in order to produce interactive and animated web pages.


Dreamweaver MX 2004 : Accessible Web Design
"This workshop aims to utilise the functionality of Dreamweaver for web page creation, content management and web site management, while ensuring all pages are accessible."


Authoring Rich Media Content Using SMIL (Synchronised Multimedia Integration Language)
This course provides content developers with information on how to author multimedia content using the features of the SMIL specification supported in the current generation of web browsers and media players.


MMI-Dublin Core Workshop
The MMI-DC (Metadata for MultiMedia Information - Dublin Core) Workshop is an open meeting held by CEN/ISSS (European Committee for Standardization / Information Society Standardization System).


Is IT Accessible?
This one-day conference covers a variety of issues relating to accessibility and I T (Information Technology) including legislation, assisitive technology, and V L Es (Virtual Learning Environments).


Matching content to learners
The one year old IMS Accessibility for Learner Information Profile (ACCLIP) specification allows you to store the accessibility preferences of learners in a flexible way. Which is handy, but a less than complete solution until the content a learner wants to look at can be matched to those preferences. With the new IMS Accessibility for Meta-Data (ACCMD) spec, that circle is now being closed.


JOLTS (Joint Learning Technology Standards) Workshop
JOLTS is an exciting collaboration between three groups, who have got together for the first time to bring their work to a wider audience. Each group will hold open meetings on their particular aspect of e-learning specifications and standards – and, as there are three groups, so there are three main strands to this conference: European Standards (CEN/ISSS); Accessibility (CETIS-TechDis); and Conformance (TELCERT) – with a day devoted to each.


Fundamentals of Flash MX: Animation and Interactivity with Macromedia Flash MX
This is a practical workshop aimed at web users who would like to start using Macromedia Flash to create animated and interactive content for the web.


Dreamweaver MX 2004 : Accessible Web Design
"This workshop aims to utilise the functionality of Dreamweaver for web page creation, content management and web site management, while ensuring all pages are accessible."


Web Accessibility: Design-for-all
"The "Design for All" principle, which underpins this workshop, encourages designers to develop a single accessible web site that does not impose barriers to usage."


Fundamentals of Flash MX: Animation and Interactivity with Macromedia Flash MX
This is a practical workshop aimed at web users who would like to start using Macromedia Flash to create animated and interactive content for the web.


Dreamweaver MX: Creating and Managing Accessible Web Sites
"This workshop aims to utilise the functionality of Dreamweaver for web page creation, content management and web site management, while ensuring all pages are accessible."


Institutional Web Management Workshop 2004: Transforming the Organisation
Talks, parallel sessions and discussion groups will address the issues of how the Web is transforming institutions and how their working practices and structures may also need to be transformed in order to make best use of the Web.


Dysg E-Learning Conference
During this conference, a number of speakers will examine the future challenges for e-learning in the post-16 education and training sector.


Fundamentals of Flash MX: Animation and Interactivity with Macromedia Flash MX
This is a practical workshop aimed at web users who would like to start using Macromedia Flash to create animated and interactive content for the web.


4th DIVERSE International Conference on Video and Videoconferencing in Education
DIVERSE covers all aspects of video and videoconferencing in education, such as teaching, research, and management.


Supporting Students with Disabilities in the Physical Sciences
This workshop will look at the implications of SENDA for the physical sciences and at the "reasonable adjustments" that can be made.


A British Standard for the Accessibility of e-Learning Systems and Content
This is an open meeting to discuss the requirements for the British Standard for the Accessibility of e-Learning Systems and Content.


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.


Learning Lab 4th Annual Conference and Exhibition
"The focus of this year's conference will be to look beyond e-learning rhetoric and offer delegates the opportunity to hear how organisations have used technology to improve the quality of learning."


Enhancing Your Web Pages: Further HTML, CSS and Accessibility
This workshop will also investigate some of the fundamental steps required to produce accessible content as well as introducing current guidelines and "web standards."


Web Accessibility: Design-for-all
"The "Design for All" principle, which underpins this workshop, encourages designers to develop a single accessible web site that does not impose barriers to usage."


Dreamweaver MX: Creating and Managing Accessible Web Sites
"This workshop aims to utilise the functionality of Dreamweaver for web page creation, content management and web site management, while ensuring all pages are accessible."


Web Accessibility: Design-for-all
"The "Design for All" principle, which underpins this workshop, encourages designers to develop a single accessible web site that does not impose barriers to usage."


Dreamweaver MX 2004 : Accessible Web Design
This is a practical workshop on the use of Dreamweaver for accessible web page creation, content management and website management.


Fundamentals of Flash MX - Animation and Interactivity with Macromedia Flash MX
This is a practical workshop aimed at web users who would like to start using Macromedia Flash to create animated and interactive content for the web.


Dreamweaver MX: Creating and Managing Accessible Web Sites
"This workshop aims to utilise the functionality of Dreamweaver for web page creation, content management and web site management, while ensuring all pages are accessible."


Accessibility in Practice Conference
This is a one day conference to address the gulf between the theory of making websites, multimedia and e-learning accessible and the practice.


Live Satellite Broadcast - "Untangling the Web: Making Online Teaching and Learning Accessible"
A satellite broadcast by the University of Maryland University College on the implications of accessibility for online education (video streaming is also available).


Learning @ its Best?
This free one-day conference will focus on the impact of e-learning on widening participation to lifelong learning.


In Search of UTOPIA (Usable Technology for Older People Inclusive & Appropriate)
A free one-day workshop by the UTOPIA (Usable Technology for Older People Inclusive & Appropriate) project on ICT and the older consumer.


Metadata for Accessibility Workshop
A special one-day open workshop session of the CEN/ISSS MMI-DC Workshop, which aims to identify and investigate the way in which metadata can help accessibility.


Questionmark 2004 European User Conference
This conference on Questionmark Perception will cover best practice, learning analysis and product training.


ICEIS 2004
The 6th ICEIS (International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems) covers a number of topics including Databases and Information Systems Integration; Artifical Intelligence and Decision Support Systems; Information Systems Analysis and Specification; Software Agents and Internet Computing; and Human-Computer Interaction.


The Thirteenth International World Wide Web Conference
This conference is organised by the IW3C2 (International World Wide Web Conference Committee) and provides a forum for the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium).


ETHICOMP 2004 - Challenges for the Citizen of the Information Society
The Seventh ETHICOMP International Conference on the Social and Ethical Impacts of Information and Communication Technologies aims to present and discuss the social and ethical impact of information and communication technologies (ICT).


Fundamentals of Flash MX - Animation and Interactivity with Macromedia Flash MX
This is a practical workshop aimed at web users who would like to start using Macromedia Flash to create animated and interactive content for the web.


Web Accessibility: Design-for-all
"Design for All" encourages designers to develop a single accessible web site that does not impose barriers to usage.


Secrets of Dynamic HTML
DHTML (Dynamic HTML) combines HTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and client-side scripting to produce interactive and animated web pages.


Enhancing Your Web Pages - Further HTML, CSS and Accessibility
This workshop will cover CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and some of the steps required to produce accessible content as well as introducing current guidelines and web standards.


Fifth CETIS-TechDis Accessibility Special Interest Group (SIG) Partnership Meeting
Rescheduled from 27th March, the Fifth CETIS-TechDis Accessibility Special Interest Group (SIG) Partnership Meeting will cover a number of issues relating to accessibility and e-learning in the Further and Higher Education environment.


Dreamweaver MX: Creating and Managing Accessible Web Sites
"This workshop aims to utilise the functionality of Dreamweaver for web page creation, content management and web site management, while ensuring all pages are accessible."


IADIS International Conference - Web Based Communities 2004
This IADIS (International Association for Development of the Information Society) conference concentrates on the role of web-based communities.


Networked Learning Conference 2004
"The Networked Learning 2004 Conference is a research-based conference on networked learning in Higher Education and Lifelong Learning."


UK Museums and the Web Conference 2004
This one one-day event brings together practitioners, policy makers, training providers and commentators, to explore the issues related to building and providing web-based museum content for users of all abilities.


CWUAAT (Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology)
This workshop covers universal access, assistive technology and rehabilitation robotics.


eLearning Results 2004
This is the second of the standards focussed e-learning conference organised by VLE maker Giunti. This edition focusses on implementation and streamlining rather than new specs and practices. The conference will be preceded by workshops on IMS Learning Design, SCORM 2004, OKI, and SCORM and AICC Certification.


WONDER (Widening Opportunities in Educational Resources) Conference
This is a one-day event aimed at promoting discussion and information exchange among local groups of disabled people, businesses and further education establishments.


CSUN (California State University Northridge) International Conference "Technology and Persons with Disabilities"
This is a comprehensive, international conference, where all technologies across all ages; disabilities; levels of education and training; employment; and independent living are addressed.


Fifth CETIS-TechDis Accessibility Special Interest Group (SIG) Partnership Meeting
The Fifth CETIS-TechDis Accessibility Special Interest Group (SIG) Partnership Meeting will cover a number of issues relating to accessibility and e-learning in the Further and Higher Education environment.


JISC Conference 2004
Delegates will be given opportunities to learn about the full range of JISC’s work by participating in seminars, debates, workshops and demonstrations. In the exhibition area, JISC services and initiatives will be able to provide you with advice and guidance on a range of support and resources available to your institution.


Engineering, Mathematics and the Dyslexic Student
This evening of short presentations is run by DDIG (Dyscalculia and Dyslexia Interest Group) and will cover issues relating to engineering, maths and dyslexia.


A National Workshop and Tutorial on Handheld Computers in Universities and Colleges
The day will focus on giving delegates the necessary background to make informed decisions about using handheld computers in departments, classes and courses.


Fundamentals of Flash MX - Animation and Interactivity with Macromedia Flash MX
This is a practical workshop aimed at web users who would like to start using Macromedia Flash to create animated and interactive content for the web.


Dreamweaver MX: Creating and Managing Accessible Web Sites
This workshop in using Dreamweaver for web page creation, content and web site management will also aim to ensure that such content is accessible.


Web Accessibility: Design-for-All
The "Design for All" principle, which underpins this workshop, encourages designers to develop a single accessible web site that does not impose barriers to usage.


Accessibility-checking Bookmarklets
A very handy collection of bookmarklets -tiny single function programmes that you store as bookmarks- that help make webpages more accessible. Examples include checkers for <th> in tables rather than <td>, switching stylesheets of and on and a rather nifty bookmarklet that shows all <div>s on a page with their ids and/or classes.
Link via Edtechpost


ATIA (Assistive Technology Industry Association) 2004 Conference
ATIA 2004 serves as a forum for the Assistive Technology community to participate in presentations and discussions about new technology, practical applications, and services.


The E-Learning Conference: Collaboration in Practice
This conference aims to raise awareness of the benefits of using on-line technologies in teaching, learning and assessment.


Usability Testing
A half day seminar which will cover usability testing of web sites and the basic principles of web accessibility.


Supporting Blind and Partially Sighted Students in Higher Education
This course has been specially designed to give support and advisory staff a hands-on knowledge of when and how to provide accessible materials, and of the range of access technology, products and services to support students in studying effectively.


Cyber Curricula: The Future of the UK e-Learning Market
In this one-day conference, over experts from education and industry debate the issues, and explore how commercial suppliers and education professionals can work together to develop new pedagogies - and successful products - for e-learning.


Dyslexia: The Dividends from Research to Practice
This is the 6th International Conference of the British Dyslexia Association in Warwick and will provide a forum for discussion and debate on a broad range of topics. It will also present a state of the art series of snapshots of developments in dyslexia.


Web Accessibility: Design-for-All
The "Design for All" principle, which underpins this workshop, encourages designers to develop a single accessible web site that does not impose barriers to usage.


Creating Accessible PDF Documents: A Live, Interactive, Online Web Conference
This introduction will not probe deeply into the more advanced features, but if you are creating relatively simple PDF files and want to make those documents reasonably accessible, this hour-long introduction will get you started.


Herding Tigers II: Best Practice in e-Learning Development
This workshop is designed for staff charged with developing and releasing technology-based learning resources for use in their institution. This event will focus on the practical challenges of dealing with some of the current important matters affecting eLearning - accessibility, evaluation, and learning technology standards.


Accessibility and Inclusion in e-Learning
This conference will review the process by which the expectations, demands, and legislative requirements can be converted into e-learning systems that respond to the needs of all learners and students.


Online Conference - VLEs: Beyond The Fringe... And Into The Mainstream
Ferl is staging an online conference on VLEs (Virtual Learning Environments), which will help practitioners develop an approach to mainstreaming VLEs in their college, and to share good practice.


Rethinking the Curriculum for 21st Century Students
A one day conference with a focus on the curriculum issues and cultural changes that need to be addressed to provide a successful student learning experience for all those who now participate in our mass higher education system.


The WebCT Community Forum Event
The 6th WebCT Community Forum will provide an opportunity for academics, educational developers, learning technologists and WebCT administrators to meet and exchange ideas and experiences of using WebCT.


Difficulties Dyslexics have when Learning Statistics: An Initial Study of Computer-Based Media Effects on Learners who have Dyslexia
This workshop run by DDIG (Dyscalculia and Dyslexia Interest Group) will cover the study into the effects that computer-based media can have on learners who are dyslexic.


Ferl Annual Conference 2003
The Ferl 2003 Conference will address the question: "Are you ready to be a part of the transformation of the post-16 sector?" and includes presentations and workshops.


ASCILITE 2003
ASCLITE 2003 is the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education annual conference.


m-ICTE 2003
This is the second m-ICTE (International Conference on Multimedia and Information & Communication Technologies in Education) conference to take place.


Accessible Assessment
This workshop will introduce some of the common issues faced by staff in attempting to create accessible assessments.


IADIS International Conference: WWW/Internet 2003
The IADIS (International Association for the Development of the Information Society) Conference aims to address the main issues of concern within WWW (World Wide Web) and Internet.


Online Educa Berlin - 9th International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training
The Online Educa Conference has several themes including: Learning in Enterprises, E-Learning Policies in Practice, New Roles for Teachers and Trainers, Managing Change in Higher Education, Innovative Learning Approaches, Learning in Distributed Environments, Quality Issues and Management, and Future Technologies for Learning.


Closing The Gap 21st Annual Conference
This conference has many presentations on the topic of computer technology in special education and rehabilitation.


Fourth CETIS-TechDis Accessibility Special Interest Group (SIG) Partnership Meeting.
The next CETIS-TechDis Accessibility SIG meeting will include presentations and discussions on creating accessible e-learning, specifications and usability.


Assistive Technology and Accessible Media in Higher Education - Sixth Annual Accessing Higher Ground Conference
The Accessing Higher Ground Conference focuses on the implementation and benefits of Assistive Technology in the university and college setting. Other topics include legal and policy issues, and making media and information resources (such as web pages and library resources) accessible.


SCORM Dynamic Appearance Model white paper released
In a bid to make learning objects of the SCORM variety truly re-useable, Sun and the Canadian Department of National Defence have released a white paper on the Dynamic Appearance Model (DAM).


Dyslexia and e-Learning
This TechDis workshop offers an overview of the issues that students with dyslexia may encounter when using e-learning materials.


SMIRK (Simple Media-Integrating Resource Creator)
This TechDis workshop introduces SMIRK, which enables academics to produce multimedia presentations that can be loaded into a virtual learning environment.


Fundamentals of Flash MX: Animation and Interactivity with Macromedia Flash MX
Part of the content of this workshop includes making Flash movies accessible.


Fundamentals of Flash MX: Animation and Interactivity with Macromedia Flash MX
Part of the content of this workshop includes making Flash movies accessible.


Fundamentals of Flash MX: Animation and Interactivity with Macromedia Flash MX
Part of the content of this workshop includes making Flash movies accessible.


Dreamweaver MX: Creating and Managing Accessible Web Sites
This practical workshop aims to utilise the functionality of Macromedia Dreamweaver for web page creation, content management and web site management, while ensuring all pages are accessible.


Dreamweaver MX: Creating and Managing Accessible Web Sites
This practical workshop aims to utilise the functionality of Macromedia Dreamweaver for web page creation, content management and web site management, while ensuring all pages are accessible.


Dreamweaver MX: Creating and Managing Accessible Web Sites
This practical workshop aims to utilise the functionality of Macromedia Dreamweaver for web page creation, content management and web site management, while ensuring all pages are accessible.


Dreamweaver MX: Creating and Managing Accessible Web Sites
This practical workshop aims to utilise the functionality of Macromedia Dreamweaver for web page creation, content management and web site management, while ensuring all pages are accessible.


Dreamweaver MX: Creating and Managing Accessible Web Sites
This practical workshop aims to utilise the functionality of Macromedia Dreamweaver for web page creation, content management and web site management, while ensuring all pages are accessible.


Authoring Rich Media Content Using SMIL (Synchronised Multimedia Integration Language)
This course run by BUFVC (British Universities Film and Video Council) will provide content developers with detailed information on how to author multimedia content using the features of the W3C's (World Wide Web Consortium) SMIL (Synchronised Multimedia Integration Language) specification.


Distance Learning and Disabled Students Workshop
This workshop run by TechDis will outline the various modes of course delivery employed in distance learning and will examine some of the issues surrounding distance learning and disabled students.


Dyslexia Friendly, User Friendly ICT Conference
The Conference aims to illustrate where teaching in a dyslexia friendly, user friendly way will benefit, not only dyslexics, but disaffected learners, people with other disabilities and older learners.


Dyslexia Friendly, User Friendly ICT Conference
The Conference aims to illustrate where teaching in a dyslexia friendly, user friendly way will benefit, not only dyslexics, but disaffected learners, people with other disabilities and older learners.


Dyslexia Friendly, User Friendly ICT Conference
The Conference aims to illustrate where teaching in a dyslexia friendly, user friendly way will benefit, not only dyslexics, but disaffected learners, people with other disabilities and older learners.


Courseware Management Systems, Accessibility versus Usability
This presentation, by EASI (Equal Access to Software and Information), takes the form of a Web-based, interactive, voice conference and provides skills to make online educational content more accessible.


IMS release specification for storing accessibility preferences
What once started as the "disability" placeholder in the Learner Information Profile (LIP) has grown into a fully fledged specification for storing access preferences. With it, learners can specify how they'd like interact with e-learning content in whatever context they find themselves.


Enhancing Your Web Pages: Further HTML, CSS, Design and Accessibility
Accessibilty is rapidly becoming the driving force behind the design considerations for many web sites. This workshop will also investigate some of the fundamental steps required to produce accessible content as well as introducing current guidelines and web standards.


Beyond Labels: Working Towards Equality and Diversity Through ICT Conference
This conference will focus on the development of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) initiatives that directly support social inclusion in teaching and learning.


e-books: 3rd Scottish Annual e-book Seminar
This seminar will bring together speakers from the major e-book players, including librarians, researchers, user groups and publishers. Speakers will be exploring the challenges of e-book integration, issues of access, content availability and promotion.


Canadian Metadata Forum
Library and Archives Canada are hosting a two-day Canadian Metadata Forum, with the purpose of bringing together participants from Canadian metadata communities, both government and non-government, such as libraries, archives, museums, industry, educational institutions and academia.


ALT-C 2003: Communities of Practice
ALT-C 2003 is aimed at practitioners, researchers and those interested in the application of learning technology in further and higher education.


ACM Conference on Universal Usability 2003
The second ACM Conference on Universal Usability will present work which enables the widest range of users to successfully use technology for information, communications, entertainment, education, e-commerce, civic systems and government services.


EVA 2003 London: 'Culture x Technology' Across Europe & Internationally
EVA (Electronic Imaging and the Visual Arts) 2003 London is a for users, suppliers, researchers and government in 'Culture x Technology'.


HCI 2003 Designing for Society
HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) Conference 2003 will bring together researchers, practitioners, educators and users with interests in the many facets of human-computer interaction, usability and interactive systems.


Libraries Without Walls 5: The Distributed Delivery of Library and Information Services
This international conference organised by CERLIM (Centre for Research in Library and Information Management) brings together international perspectives on the delivery of library and information services to users who are not in the physical library.


United Kingdom Web Accessibility Congress
CANCELLED: Web accessibility affects everyone with a website - not just corporations and government bodies - so this congress has an international line up of speakers concerned with making websites accessible for all users.


Library and IT Gregynog Colloquium
A residential colloquium for IT and library staff to discuss recent developments and to exchange experiences.


Web Accessibility: Design-for-all Workshop
The "Design for All" principle, which underpins this workshop, encourages designers to develop a single accessible web site that does not impose barriers to usage. This workshop is aimed at anyone who produces web pages and wishes to understand and explore the principles and practice of producing accessible content.


Olympus comes to Snowdon: Transforming Teaching and Learning in Wales
To celebrate the successful completion of the project, seminars and workshops to showcase the bilingual Learnwise Olympus system are being presented.


7th International Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) Conference
This conference focuses on the use of I.T in the assessment process in HE (Higher Education). CAA (Computer Assisted Assessment) is becoming increasingly common and this event will be of interest to new practitioners, academic enthusiasts as well as policy makers and administrators.


INTERACT 2003 - Bringing the Bits Together
The ninth IFIP Technical Committee 13 (TC13) international conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) will act as a platform for HCI research and practice.


The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education (CATE) 2003
This conference will provide an opportunity for specialists, researchers, and engineers throughout the world to share their latest research in the area of technology and its role in education.


eLit 2003: Second International Conference on Information and IT Literacy
eLit2003 will focus and reflect on the implementation of learning opportunities enhanced by eLiteracies; on learning and infrastructure support staff; and on the significance of eLiteracies for education.


Web Accessibility: Design-for-all Workshop
The "Design for All" principle, which underpins this workshop, encourages designers to develop a single accessible web site that does not impose barriers to usage. This workshop is aimed at anyone who produces web pages and wishes to understand and explore the principles and practice of producing accessible content.


Web Accessibility: Design-for-all Workshop
The "Design for All" principle, which underpins this workshop, encourages designers to develop a single accessible web site that does not impose barriers to usage. This workshop is aimed at anyone who produces web pages and wishes to understand and explore the principles and practice of producing accessible content.


Web Accessibility: Design-for-all Workshop
The "Design for All" principle, which underpins this workshop, encourages designers to develop a single accessible web site that does not impose barriers to usage. This workshop is aimed at anyone who produces web pages and wishes to understand and explore the principles and practice of producing accessible content.


Institutional Web Management Workshop 2003: Supporting Our Users
The 7th Institutional Web Management Workshop is organised by UK Web Focus and UKOLN in order to support members of institutional Web management teams within the UK Higher and Further Educational communities.


CLAUD Conference: Mental Health: An Emerging Issue for Academic Libraries
This conference aims to give information and advice to front line staff and others regarding the provision of accessible services to users with mental health difficulties.


Designing Accessible Web Sites
A practical look at accessibility issues for web page design to help you design a site that can be viewed by everyone.


5th International Conference on New Educational Environments (ICNEE): The Know-how Hub for Blended Learning
The 5th ICNEE Conference focuses on the results and experiences of international research in methodology and technology related to blended learning, teaching and distance collaboration.


Use and Access
This course examines some of the accessibility issues regarding the use of ICT in Libraries.


Use and Access
This course examines some of the accessibility issues regarding the use of ICT in Libraries.


IADIS International Conference e-Society 2003
The IADIS (International Association for Development of the Information Society) e-Society 2003 Conference aims to address both the technical and non-technical aspects of the information society - E-Commerce, E-Learning and E-Government.


IMS ACCLIP is a public draft
The IMS Accessibility for the Learner Information Profile has entered the public draft stage. Barring some very unusual happenings, the document will provide the basis for a means of storing learner's preferences for how they want or need to access learning content.


Enhancing Your Web Pages - Further HTML, CSS, Design and Accessibility
This workshop explores the use of HTML form tags to create web page interfaces, Cascading Style Sheets, some of the steps required to produce accessible content and will introduce current guidelines and web standards.


Networking Assistive Technology Workshop
This workshop, run in collaboration with the Sight and Sound and the BRITE (Beattie Resources for Inclusiveness in Technology and Education) Centre, intends to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding the implementation of assistive technologies across institutional networks.


Web Accessibility: Design-for-all Workshop
The "Design for All" principle, which underpins this workshop, encourages designers to develop a single accessible web site that does not impose barriers to usage. This workshop is aimed at anyone who produces web pages and wishes to understand and explore the principles and practice of producing accessible content.


Web Accessibility: Design-for-all Workshop
Web accessibility affects many different users- not just the visually impaired. "Design-for-all" is a European initiative to encourage designers to develop a single accessible web site. This workshop will be relevant to anyone who is familiar with HTML and wishes to ensure that they are producing accessible web pages.


Web Accessibility: Design-for-all Workshop
Web accessibility affects many different users- not just the visually impaired. "Design-for-all" is a European initiative to encourage designers to develop a single accessible web site. This workshop will be relevant to anyone who is familiar with HTML and wishes to ensure that they are producing accessible web pages.


How Accessible is your Library? Practical Approaches to the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)
The Open University Library is hosting a Disability Awareness Day on behalf of SEMLAC (South East Museum Library and Archive Council) and BBi (Beds and Bucks Information), which will cover the FE (Further Education) and HE (Higher Education) perspective, how to make websites accessible and will discuss some of the equipment and software available to help disabled users make the most of library resources.


Third CETIS-TechDis Accessibility Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting
The Third CETIS-TechDis Accessibility SIG (Special Interest Group) Partnership Meeting will take place at the University of Central Lancashire.


I T Training For Visually Impaired Graduates
The aim of this training is to provide basic and advanced I T skills to visually impaired unemployed graduates to enhance employability.


Creating Accessible Multimedia
This event will explore the issues surrounding the creation of accessible multimedia and will also act as a swap shop of solutions.


Challenging Ocularcentricity in the Museum - Translating Vision
Is visual knowledge radically untranslatable or can it be made accessible to blind people? In either case what educational models exist that can potentially bring art and artefacts within the meaningful reach of blind visitors to museums?


Multimedia Information & Technology Group (North West) Seminar: Technology Without Barriers: Putting Disability Awareness into Practice
Duties under the Disability Discrimination Act require providers and facilitators of public services, and most recently of education and learning, to take reasonable steps to ensure that disabled people are not treated less favourably or placed at a substantial disadvantage. The seminar will address both strategic and action plans for library and information services.


NILTA Technical Conference - Practical Steps to Accessibility
This conference focuses on the practical steps that the post-16 sector can take to implement quality provision. The speakers have been involved in the everyday battle to strive for the best for the students requiring services from the sector. Keynote speakers will provide briefings on current issues which will be supported by practical examples and solutions.


Challenging Ocularcentricity in the Museum - New Strategies for Learning
In what ways would a thorough rethinking of ocularcentricity impact upon museum space and educational provision? Where do we go from here in relation to educational approaches, policy and institutional aspirations?


WebAIM Training Event 2003
WebAIM's online training event is for web content developers, managers and trainers. It includes real-time audio discussions, streaming video, simulations, tutorials, text chats, and an interactive discussion group and is in itself an example of accessible Web design.


Techshare 2003
Techshare is for professionals who work in the field of visual impairment, or have an interest in technology and how it facilitates independent access to education, employment, lifelong learning and society for people with sight problems.


Second CETIS-TechDis Accessibility Special Interest Group (SIG) Partnership Meeting
Accessibility issues are of importance to all those involved in developing learning technology or creating content for it. The SIG (Special Interest Group) focuses on creation and implementation (i.e. on content authors and on developers) and is open to anyone interested in interoperability standards and accessibility.


The Twelfth International World Wide Web Conference
This conference covers all aspects of web devlopment.


CHI 2003 (Computer-Human Interaction) Conference
The CHI 2003 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is an international forum for the exchange of ideas and information about computer-human interaction (CHI), also known as human-computer interaction (HCI).


BrailleNet 2003 Workshop
This workshop will reinforce the links between the scientific and technical community and will demonstrate that research and development in the field of new technologies can generate helpful digital services for handicapped people. It will also help to integrate the basic concepts of Accessibility and Design for All into any digital product conception.


EuroTAAC 2003
EuroTAAC (The Alternative Authorware Conference) was launched in 2000 for Authorware developers in Europe.


Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2003
This annual conference offers opportunities to share ideas and expertise on all topics related to the use of information technology in teacher education and instruction about information technology for all disciplines in preservice, inservice, and graduate teacher education as well as faculty and staff development.


AUA Annual Conference - Supporting Success
The conference covers many of the administrative functions of an institution and there is a a wide choice of sessions - communications and information technology, marketing, estates, human resources, finance, and student services.


BOBCATSSS 2003
The main topic will be: Information Policy and the European Union. It is aimed at information specialists, students, and professors in the field of Library and Information Education and Research, employees of libraries and information departments.


Vison 2005 London
This conference is sponsored by the International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation (ISLRR). It will include a large exhibition, speakers, key people in the field from across the world and seminars.


User Interface Engineering (UIE) Web Application Design Summit
The UIE Web Application Design Summit focusses on lessons learned by the leading experts in web application development. Industry leaders will discuss the trials and tribulations of producing browser-based applications.


Vision Loss in the 21st Century - Everybody's Business
This is the second International Symposium: Vision Loss in the 21st Century - Everybody's Business, co-sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind and the Foundation for the Junior Blind.


Web Accessibility Issues: Developing Policy
The course will be useful to Managers with responsibility for policy development and/or managment of Information Resources within the public, private and voluntary sector. It will be of particular interest to Ethical Companies, Local Authorities and Educational Establishments seeking to comply with the DDA and (Special Educational Needs and Disability Act, 2001).


Accessible Web Design in Practice: a Two Day Training Programme for Web Designers and Website Managers
This course is aimed at web designers with an interest in accessible website design. It assumes that participants have a basic knowledge of HTML. It is a two day course and is designed to allow some flexibility so that it can be tailored to the needs of participants depending on their interests and priorities.


Web Accessibility Issues: Developing Policy
The course will be useful to Managers with responsibility for policy development and/or managment of Information Resources within the public, private and voluntary sector. It will be of particular interest to Ethical Companies, Local Authorities and Educational Establishments seeking to comply with the DDA and (Special Educational Needs and Disability Act, 2001).


Accessible Web Design in Practice: a Two Day Training Programme for Web Designers and Website Managers
This course is aimed at web designers with an interest in accessible website design.


Personal Digital Assistants and Disabled Students
This TechDis workshop will examine the use of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) and issues that arise for disabled students. Emphasis will be placed on how PDAs can benefit disabled students, and issues of usability and accessibility will also be covered. The workshop will also report on how the Internet, VLEs and other technologies can be accessed using PDAs.


Sit Back and Relax
This TechDis workshop looks at the use, creation and accessibility of electronic books.


Captioning Video Using Magpie
This workshop will provide you with an introduction to the captioning of media files, using Magpie 1.0, which is a free downloadable tool. Captioning of media is an important part of creating accessible multimedia for all learners.


Web Accessibility - The US Experience
Dan Comden, an expert in computer consultancy from the University of Washington, will be holding this workshop for TechDis. This workshop will look into the unique US experience of web accessibility. Topics will include a comparison of the US experience of Higher Education support, compared to that seen in the UK, and important findings on web accessibility within the United States.


Virtual Learning Environments and Accessibility
This workshop run by TechDis looks at a variety of Virtual Learning Environments and how accessible they are. It will also look at techniques and strategies for ensuring accessible content. There will also be a short session on Computer Based Assessment and Accessibility.


IMS Open Technical Forum and Special Briefing
The Open Technical Forum event is open to anyone interested in the latest developments around elearning interoperability standards. The Special Briefing is more in-depth about the IMS specifications.


Mainstreaming Assistive Technology Conference (MAT) 2003
MAT 2003 explores accessibility solutions and the networking of assistive technology as implemented on a large academic network.


eLearnExpo Paris 2003
The Sixth International E Learning Expo & Conference, is being held in Paris. It will include an exhibition demonstrating the latest products and techniques in on-line conferencing and collaboration tools, an international “eLearning Master Class”, hands-on learning experiences, demonstrations and workshops.


19th Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning
The Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning provides a forum for the exchange of information on distance education and training. The conference addresses the needs of educators, trainers, managers and designers from throughout the world who are involved in the application of technology to the teaching and learning process and in the planning, administration, and management of distance education programs.


Stretching and squeezing (X)HTML to your needs
At the bottom of the pile of educational technology specifications sits (X)HTML; common as grass and about as worthy of comment. Or is it? With new working drafts for Modularization of XHTML in XML Schema and XHTML 2.0, the W3C is squeezing the ubiquitous web language onto more devices and stretching it to cover more functions. Some web geeks can't wait, and have already begun to make XHTML do weird and wonderful things.


MLEARN 2003 Learning with Mobile Devices
m-Learning and MOBIlearn are two mobile learning projects supported by the European Commission, and which are collaborating to organise MLEARN 2003 in London. A similar event will be held in 2004 in Rome.


4th International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education
The fourth International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education (ICICTE) will offer collaborative opportunities to educators, administrators, IT specialists, and others from all levels of education, from primary through to post-secondary.


Internet Librarian International 2003
This event is for information professionals to update their skills and learn about new strategies, products and technology for finding, organising and managing information resources.


BETT 2003 - The Leading Light for Teaching and Learning
The British Educational Technology and Training Show (BETT) 2003 covers educational technology and ICT related products and services for all subjects and levels of education and training. Some of the seminars cover special educational needs and ICT.


ETSI, CEN/ISSS, CENELEC Conference 2003 - Accessibility for All
This conference addresses the role of European Standardization for accessibility to products, services and environments for all in response the the designation of 2003 as the ‘European Year of People with Disabilities’”.


Assuring Content Quality and Accessibility for your Web Site
Free webcast by HiSoftware and Microsoft on assuring content quality and accessibility for your web site, compliant with Section 508 and W3C Accessibility Guidelines.


Assuring Content Quality and Accessibility for your Web Site
Free webcast by HiSoftware and Microsoft on assuring content quality and accessibility for your web site, compliant with Section 508 and W3C Accessibility Guidelines.


Assuring Content Quality and Accessibility for your Web Site
Free webcast by HiSoftware and Microsoft on assuring content quality and accessibility for your web site, compliant with Section 508 and W3C Accessibility Guidelines.


Assuring Content Quality and Accessibility for your Web Site
Free webcast by HiSoftware and Microsoft on assuring content quality and accessibility for your web site, compliant with Section 508 and W3C Accessibility Guidelines.


Assuring Content Quality and Accessibility for your Web Site
Free webcast by HiSoftware and Microsoft on assuring content quality and accessibility for your web site, compliant with Section 508 and W3C Accessibility Guidelines.


Assuring Content Quality and Accessibility for your Web Site
Free webcast by HiSoftware and Microsoft on assuring content quality and accessibility for your web site, compliant with Section 508 and W3C Accessibility Guidelines.


Developing and Delivering Quality Services for Frail Older Blind and Partially Sighted People
Seminar organized by the Royal National Institute for the Blind and the World Blind Union.


The Prometeus Conference: Improving Learning Through Technology: Opportunities for All
Includes a session on "Access for all and design for all" and a session on "Accessibility issues for e-learners". The initial page contains a lot of links which say "here" so tabbing through links is not recommended. The first "here" link takes you to the programme, which is in PDF format: Prometeus Conference Programme PDF.


Bunnyfoot Forum 2: Are All Web Surfers Dyslexic?
"The forum will be centered around the issue of dyslexia:

  • the needs of people with dyslexia,
  • how we all appear to exibit dyslexic tendencies when surfing the net, and therefore
  • why it is necessary to support dyslexic users when providing online material."


CVHI'2002: Conference
Conference theme: "Accessibility, mobility and societal integration".


Adobe Systems / RNIB (Royal Institute for the Blind) Web Accessibility Tour 2002
"RNIB’s Campaign for Good Web Design takes to the road this summer for a 9-date tour of Scotland, Wales and England."


South West Accessiblity in ILT Conference
Theme: "ILT and the Special Education Needs and Disability Discrimination - Maximising Accessibility". Booking details available at RSC South West events list.


Web Accessibility Conference
Lectures on designing accessible web pages.


Learning Technologies Standardization in eEurope - Current Achievements and Future Plans
Two day open meeting held by CEN/ISSS (European Committee for Standardization/Information Society Standardization System). Session on "Access for ALL to learning resources", moderated by Andy Heath, on July 3rd. "This session will receive updates on a number of current initiatives, such as the IMS Accessibility Working Group and the Verkkosalkku learning environment for special needs, and then discuss needs and opportunities for e-Accessibility work at European level."


ASSETS 2002: The Fifth International ACM SIGCAPH Conference on Assistive Technologies
"ASSETS 2002 is a conference about computer-based systems designed to address the special needs of persons with disabilities. The conference's scope spans special needs associated with speech, motor, hearing, and vision impairments; cognitive limitations; emotional and learning disabilities; and aging. Researchers and developers, from both academia and industry, are invited to meet to exchange ideas and present reports on new hardware and/or software advances related to these areas."


11th Annual UPA Conference - Humanizing Design
Presentation, workshops and tutorials on usability, design and accessibility.


Beyond Text: Enriching the E-Learning Experience
A training and development event, with sessions on Flash, video production, authorware, digital audio, interactivity with HTML and Javascript, digital imaging and TRIADS. Includes a session on disability issues in e-learning on the first evening.


8th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs
"The ICCHP conferences focus on all aspects of information and communication technology (ICT) for people with disabilities and elderly people."


Virtual Learning Environments and Accessibility
This workshop run by TechDis looks at a variety of Virtual Learning Enviornments and how accessible they are.


TechDis Workshop - Text Help Techniques and Technology
The workshop will look at a range of Text Help issues including the pros and cons of using text-to-speech, spell checkers, homophone checkers, dictionaries, word prediction, scanning and electronic data collection systems.


ED-Media 2003 Conference
This conference covers a range of topics relating to the educational and developmental aspects of multimedia, including a section on Universal Web Accessibility.


LSC's Distributed and Electronic Learning Group looks to beef up e-learning support post 16
In a pretty substantial report, the distance and electronic learning group (DELG) of the UK's prime further education body (the Learning and Skills Council, LSC) outline their vision of e-learning post 16 in a series of 154 key issues and recommendations. In very general terms, the aim is to achieve a robust, targeted and comprehensive framework for the whole sector.


First Accessibility SIG Partnership Meeting publishes results
The First CETIS Techdis accessibility Special Interest Group (SIG) get-together was held Tuesday last week. The Manchester meeting brought together, for the first time in the UK, e-learning vendors and specialists, academics from the FE and HE sectors and representatives from disability groups. As the feedback indicates, the opportunity was not wasted to discuss the challenges and opportunities of making e-learning accessible to everyone.


Technology without barriers: putting disability awareness into practice


Access for All
One day conference about making web content accessible.


TechDIS FE coordinator receives Chair's Award at NILTA conference
Allan Sutherland, the Further Education (FE) coordinator at TechDIS (JISC's technology and disability service) picked up the prestigious Chair's Award at the National Information and Learning Technologies Association (NILTA) Annual Conference Dinner on behalf of the whole service. They earned the honour for their work on the accessibility of e-learning.


EU e-Accessibility network underway.
The European Design for All e-Accessibility Network (EDeAN) is now well underway with more than 90 organisations represented already. The network was set up as part of the eEurope 2002 Action Plan, and particularly the Design for All approach that was set up to ensure that mainstream information technology is accessible to as many different groups as possible.


ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2002


7th Deaf TV and Film Festival


IMS member exchange: Conformance Now!
Two topics were billed for the IMS Open Technical Forum: conformance issues and e-Learning Implementation in the UK. As it turned out, specification conformance was the main topic of practically all presentations. The why and how as well as the why not was illuminated by representatives from a wide variety of organisations.


First CETIS-TechDis Accessibility SIG Partnership Meeting


British Deaf Association Sign Language Week


Special Needs London


The Arts in Wales and Visual Impairment


TechDis workshop: Accessibility features of Microsoft Windows, Word and Powerpoint


Vi-ability 2002


Closing the Gap: Computer Technology in Special Education and Rehabilitation


REVEALed: the truth behind the National Database of Accessible Formats.


Grampian Information Annual Conference:


IMS Accessibility charter approved
In a just-in-time vote, the IMS Accessibility for Learner Information Profile (ACC LIP) group charter was approved today. Right after the moment the charter was passed, the project group that is now gathered in Sheffield was able to start designing the accessibility extensions to LIP. These extensions will enable users of managed learning environments to store their technology access preferences in a central place.


Macromedia presents Authorware 6.5, cuts education pricing in the US
Macromedia will make a new version of Authorware available at the end of September. Main changes include better accessibility tools and extensive XML support. Meanwhile, deeper discounts are offered to US educational volume buyers.


W3C releases working draft of Architectural Principles of the World Wide Web
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) released the first public Working Draft of "Architectural Principles of the World Wide Web." The document describes all the fundamental rules of exchanging information on the web, and, at least as importantly how web technology should be deployed and used.


Techdis publishes VLE accessibility survey.
Techdis, the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) e-learning technology accessibility service, has published the results of its VLE accessibility survey. This is rather timely, as legislation will come into effect in September 2002 that will mandate inclusive access across the UK further and higher education sector


IMS Special Briefing: Standards & Specifications in E-learning
Following the Open Technical Forum on Thursday the 26th of September, IMS will organise two open sessions on e-learning standards on Friday 27th. The morning track is intended for managers and end users and the afternoon track is aimed at developers.


An Educator's Guide To Access Issues
Comprehensive and very readable literature review about accessibility in its wider sense, divided in handy subtopics. The focus is pretty exclusively American, but the fact that it follows up on a similar exercise done in 1999 makes it worthwhile.


The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001: Supporting staff in implementing institutional policies


7th Biannual Conference for AATE (Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe) 2003
The conference is for users of assistive technology, assistive technology practioners, educators, rehabilitation professions, researchers and exhibitors. Themes will include new technologies, user centered approaches, guidelines/ standards and interdisciplinary approaches.


Techshare 2002
"Techshare is for professionals who work in the field of visual impairment, or have an interest in technology and how it facilitates independent access to education, employment, lifelong learning and society for visually impaired people."


OZeWAI 2002 (Australian Web Content Accessibility Information)
OZeWAI aims to bring together web and software developers, website commissioners, web development managers and others who are responsible for web content; to raise accessibility awareness and disseminate accessibility techniques through workshops, tutorials and practical presentations.


ALT-C 2002 (Association for Learning Technology, 9th International Conference).
The theme of this year's conference is "Learning technologies for Communication".


The 16th British HCI (Human Computer Interaction) Group Annual Conference
The HCI (Human Computer Interaction) group conference focuses on usability issues. Alastair D.N. Edwards of the University of York will be giving a one day tutorial on "Enabling technology for users with disabilities" on Tuesday 3rd September.


How to deliver accessible library services to people with disabilities
Organized by the CILIP (Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals) Career Development Group (North and South Thames Division). The event will discuss how to develop services which are inclusive of disabled people and which meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).


TechDis Workshop: Using and Comparing Validation Tools
This workshop addresses the range of evaluation and web site repair tools available and their level of compliance with standards to meet the requirements of SENDA (Special Educational Needs and Disability Act).


eTutoring visually impaired students: issues and practice


Bunnyfoot Forum 2: Are all web surfers dyslexic?


ScotConnect Course: Accessible Web Design


Netskills Workshop: Enhancing your webpages, further HTML, CSS, design and accessibility
The workshop will include presentations, demonstrations and hands-on sessions. Topics include: introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), HTML forms, common-sense web design, making web pages accessible to all, web accessibility standards and introduction to further web technologies. Costs around £120.


Videoconference 2002: Videoconferencing and Emerging Technologies in Deaf Education


5th Annual Accessing Higher Ground Conference: Assistive Technology and Accessible Media in Higher Education


elearnspace Interview Stephen Downes
Interview with Stephen Downes, which outlines a number of his refreshing ideas. "If you look at the field of standards you have the same thing. IMS thinks that it will be the standard for elearning. But IMS isn’t everything. There are initiatives in Europe."


Many Outputs — Many Inputs: XML for Publishers and E-book Designers
Thorough essay on the XML assumption of one content, many formats. "The specific design principles of different media often give characteristic texts, which mean one cannot use these texts in just any environment without changing them."


UK learning and skills council report on elearning released
The Distributed and Electronic Learning Group (DELG) has published a final report into the role of the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) in relation to e-learning. The report was commissioned by the LSC.


Frames to be sorted
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has released a first public working draft spec for XFrames, an XML replacement for HTML 4.x frameset. It is primarily designed to address the useability issues that many developers and users associate with HTML frames.


New UK governmental e-learning standards body proposed.
An initiative to set up a new e-learning standards conformance authority for the UK has been launched. The authority's remit would consist of the drawing up of application profiles that are based on a core of international e-learning interoperability specifications and the testing of applications' conformance to these profiles.


New OU Access Centre Makes Learning Easier For Disabled Students
Staff at the centre, at the university's main campus in Milton Keynes, will carry out needs assessments for disabled students and those in training to identify the specialist technology and other support they may need.


PROMETEUS Conference
The Prometeus conference in Paris has two major aims: 'Improving Learning through Technology' and 'Opportunities for All'.


TechDis workshop: Accessible Rich Media in Education
A workshop to explore the accessibility issues involved in the development and use of rich media learning materials in further and higher education.


TechDis Workshop: SENDA: Implications for those involved in Learning Technology.
A workshop to examine the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act and accompanying Code of Practice, coming into force in the UK in September 2002. The workshop is aimed at staff who use learning technologies, such as VLEs and internet-based learning materials.


TechDis workshop: SENDA: Implications for those involved in National Initiatives
A workshop to examine the implications of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act, to be implemented in the UK in September 2002. The workshop is aimed at staff who may have to give advice at a strategic level, such as the Learning and Teaching Support Network, the JISC Regional Support Centres and other National Learning and Teaching Initiatives.


IMS outline future plans at London meeting
At a meeting of vendors in London organised by JISC, Colin Smythe of IMS outlined some of the specification consortium's plans for the coming year, including recommendation on transport protocols, and a brand new content specification.


Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group Meeting.


IMS release updated white paper on accessibility
The IMS Global Learning Consortium have released an updated set of guidelines on accessibility.


IMS Accessibility Open House
Members of the IMS Accessibility Working Group will present the IMS Accessibility Guidelines and lead discussions.


CETIS-TechDis Accessibility SIG Partnership Meeting
The aim of this meeting is to introduce the Accessibility SIG and to ascertain what is required by the FE and HE sectors in terms of accessibility for learning technology. The Accessibility SIG will be formally launched at this event.

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