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Re: Beta Testers Needed for BCAT

From: Judy Okite <judyokite@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2009 11:37:56 +0300
Message-ID: <45098e8f0901070037v4848f831sd13e71b4e1488552@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Priti Rohra" <priti.rohra@n-syst.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Thanks Priti,

this is incredible!

Kind Regards,

On 1/7/09, Priti Rohra <priti.rohra@n-syst.com> wrote:
>
>  Hello All,
>
> Right to education is universal. Education has evolved from blackboard to
> keyboard. Elearning has broken the geographical barriers and made it
> possible
> for people to access knowledge with ease and convenience.
>
> Despite the benefits offered by Elearning, it is not possible for students
> with special needs to access Elearning courses. Students using assistive
> technologies
> can with little ease access HTML based elearning but are deprived of the
> rich learning experience provided by technologies such as Flash. The common
> myth
> that prevails is that 'Flash cannot be made accessible' Its time that we
> over come this myth and change the mind set to 'Flash can be made
> Accessible'
>
> Net Systems Informatics & BarrierBreak Technologies have taken the
> initiative to break this myth and have launched the Beta version of
> "BarrierBreak Course
> Authoring Tool (BCAT)". BCAT is designed and developed to assist
> teachers/authors in creating accessible Flash based Elearning courses. BCAT
> is an easy
> to use tool with in-built keyboard and screen reader support enabling
> students with disabilities to experience the power of Elearning!
>
> BCAT comprises of two main components, Course Authoring Tool based on
> Moodle Learning Management System and Flash Architecture to access the
> course contents. In addition, the teacher/author can add various
> accessibility options to the course such as: Alternate Text, Captions, and
> Transcripts.
>
> Once the course is published, the contents are generated in to XML and
> users can access the course using a Flash player. The Flash course thus
> created provides
> users with an "Accessibility Panel" to meet their needs:
>
>    - Show/Hide Captions
>    - Audio Transcript
>    - Change Themes
>    - Small/Large Icons
>    - Show/Hide Labels
>    - Change Text Size
>
> We invite users with disabilities, teachers/authors, accessibility
> community at large to access BCAT and provide their valuable feedback and
> suggestions
> to make BCAT a tool for inclusive education.
>
> To access Beta version of BCAT, visit:
> http://www.n-syst.com/lms/login/signup.php.
>
> Once you sign up, you will receive an email including further instructions.
> Along with the email, you will receive a ReadMe file, documentation for
> creating
> a course, documentation for using the course and bug report file.
>
> The Beta Test Run is open until 20th January 2009. All suggestions are
> highly appreciated and will help us to make BCAT more user-friendly and
> accessible
> for all.
>
> Thanks & Regards,
> Net Systems Informatics & BarrierBreak Technologies Team
> www.n-syst.com |www.barrierbreak.com |e-learning@n-syst.com<%7Ce-learning@n-syst.com>
>
> Thanks & Regards,
> Priti Rohra
> Accessibility Tester
> Net Systems Informatics (India) Pvt. Ltd.
> Web: www.n-syst.com|www.barrierbreak.com
> Blog: www.barrierbreak.com/blog
>
> Please don't print this email unless you really need to. This will preserve
> trees on our planet.
>



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