Accès à l'enseignement supérieur, accès aux handicapés, accès en général
21 février 2020

Accessibility testing with Blackboard Ally

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Accessibility testing with Blackboard Ally
Clint Lalonde, EdTech Factotum, 2019/04/09
Clint Lalonde reports on "system wide testing of an accessibility product called Ally with 5 institutions: UBC, VCC, NIC, Langara College & Camosun College." Created by Blackboard, and advertised as LMS Agnostic, Ally scans learning content and helps institutions provide accessible versions. Lalonde's post summarizes the testing project final report (12 page PDF). More...

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A Legal Challenge for Inclusive Access

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. A Legal Challenge for Inclusive Access
Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed, 2020/01/28
This lawsuit probably doesn't have much of a chance, but it does reflect the sad state of affairs that exists when students, under the blatently mis-named 'inclusive access' program, must go to extreme lengths in order to not buy a text from a major publisher. "The ‘opt-out’ process, when there is one at all, is opaque, confusing and difficult if not impossible to execute,” said the plaintiffs in the most recent lawsuit. More...

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20 février 2020

Standards for Writing Accessibly

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Standards for Writing Accessibly
Michael J. Metts, Andy Welfle, A List Apart, 2020/01/23
It's useful to keep these principles in mind when writing and designing text on web pages. Some things that resonated with me: "it’s extremely important to structure your longform writing with headers, short paragraphs, and other content design best practices." Oh yes. Also: "if there’s information critical to an action... place it before the text field or action button." Totally agree. Also, "try device-agnostic words that describe the action, irrespective of the interface, like choose, select, view". More...

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Welcome to the CDS Accessibility Handbook

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Welcome to the CDS Accessibility Handbook
Canadian Digital Service, 2020/01/16
This is a page from the Canadian Digital Services, the department that is building out our government's internet services. This particular resource, as the title suggests, is designed to help government departments incorporate accessibility principles in their web products. But of course it's of interest to a wider audience. More...

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29 janvier 2020

A Legal Challenge for Inclusive Access

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Big textbook publishers and retailers are accused of squashing competition from independent college bookstores. More...

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26 janvier 2020

Favoriser l’accès à la formation en faisant du sur-mesure

Agefiph, ouvrir l'emploi aux personnes handicapées, retour à l'accueilEn mai 2019, l’Agefiph Nouvelle Aquitaine, le Conseil Régional et le Centre Ressource Formation Handicap (CRFH) rencontraient les acteurs de l’insertion et la formation pour lancer la Ressource Handicap Formation sur notre région, ou plutôt les ressources. Plus...

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L'accès aux services publics dans les Outre-mer au programme de la prochaine séance plénière

Logo CESE - Conseil économique, social et environnementalGarantir l’accès aux services publics dans les Outremer est essentiel car celui-ci conditionne l’égalité et l’effectivité des droits, ainsi que l’intégration sociale et économique des populations. Il en va de l’adhésion des citoyennes et des citoyens ultramarins à la République, mais aussi de leur capacité à développer leurs territoires durablement. Plus...

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21 janvier 2020

WAHED event shows how unis can widen access

By Kerrie Kennedy. To mark World Access to Higher Education Day on November 26, the Association of Commonwealth Universities partnered with King’s College London on a one-day conference to showcase how universities are working to widen access to higher education for refugees and displaced people. More...

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17 janvier 2020

Some Good News on Access

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"One of my favourite reports released last winter was a little gem, written by a team of Ontario researchers and published by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO), entitled High School Success and Access to Postsecondary Education. It tells the very good news story that access to post-secondary education is rising quite rapidly in the city of Toronto across all income groups. More...

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13 janvier 2020

Poll on Higher Education's Affordability and Accessibility

HomeBy Paul Fain. Most adults in the U.S. (60 percent) say education beyond high school is available to anyone in the country who needs it, according to newly released results of a Gallup poll. That finding is similar to what Gallup found in 2015, the last time it asked that question. More...

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