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RE: Accessible eLearning

From: George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:22:15 -0600
To: "'Jutta Treviranus'" <jutta.trevira@gmail.com>, "'Macintosh, Kristy \(OMAFRA\)'" <Kristy.Macintosh@ontario.ca>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "'Jutta Treviranus'" <jutta.treviranus@utoronto.ca>
Message-ID: <000b01d17fb0$c519d070$4f4d7150$@montana.com>
On the digital publishing side of this topic, the work at idpf.org is most
relevant. The EPUB 3 Standard is based on the open web platform.
DAISY Consortium has received a Google Impact Challenge grant to develop a
baseline for accessible  digitally published materials, and of course we are
building on the work of WAI. We have also been asked to develop a mechanism
for certification. While we just kicked off the grant on February 24 & 25 at
the EPUB for Education summit, we have the rudaments of an informational
website at
Oh, and you should check out epubtest.org where we are testing reading
systems for their accessibility and other things. We have our first reading
system from VitalSource that scorred 100% for fundamental accessibility.
George Kerscher Ph.D.
-In our Information Age, access to information is a fundamental human right.
Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY Consortium
Senior Officer, Accessible Technology Learning Ally Together It’s Possible 
President, International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) 
Member of the National Museum and Library Services  Board (IMLS)
Chair Steering Council Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), a division of the
Phone: +1 406/549-4687
Cell:+1 406/544-2466 
Email: kerscher@montana.com
From: Jutta Treviranus [mailto:jutta.trevira@gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 8:22 AM
To: Macintosh, Kristy (OMAFRA); w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Cc: Jutta Treviranus
Subject: Re: Accessible eLearning
Hi Kristy,
We work to support this through a research project call FLOE. See:
We hope to run another accessibility sprint on this topic soon. See:
Also take a look at Web Aim, CAST and the AHEAD conference:
I hope this helps,
Director, Inclusive Design Research Centre
OCAD University
On Mar 16, 2016, at 10:03 AM, Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo
<coordina@sidar.org> wrote:
Hi Kristy:
I’m working in the field from 2007. So maybe I can help you.
All the best:
Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo
Patrono y Directora General
Fundación Sidar - Acceso Universal
Email: coordina@sidar.org
Personal: Emmanuelle@sidar.org
Web: http://sidar.org <http://sidar.org/> 
De: Macintosh, Kristy (OMAFRA) [mailto:Kristy.Macintosh@ontario.ca] 
Enviado el: miércoles, 16 de marzo de 2016 13:49
Para: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Asunto: Accessible eLearning
I’m trying to connect with anyone that has been working towards developing
eLearning that meets the WCAG 2.0 Level AA requirements. We are in the
process of trying to understand how they requirements apply to eLearning and
if people can share any lessons learned it would be greatly appreciated. 
Kristy Macintosh
Received on Wednesday, 16 March 2016 18:22:57 UTC

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