Accessibility, LLN, personalised learning and flipped classrooms

 Some thinking is starting to come together in lava-lamp like clumps for me about accessibility, LLN, personalised learning and flipped classrooms and where good practice in these areas overlap. Accessibility is about provide equal access to online experiences regardless of ability. Like universal design in buildings where wheel chair ramps are also great for people with prams or temporary disabilities using crutches, thinking about making content accessible to the most people possible opens a lot…

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Alternative to click here

This is one of those snippets of info I’m saving for myself to inform a policy I want to write. From WCAG basics – Success Criterion 2.4.4: Link Purpose (In Context) The purpose of each link can be determined from the link text alone Technique: Links must not rely on the surrounding text for a meaning, so always use descriptive text on links and linked images. To avoid confusing users, make sure that the link…

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What I learned from writing tutorials

Play this article as audio: Right click to download: What I learned from writing tutorials (MP3, 1.9 MB) Play back on site: Sorry, your browser doesn’t support HTML5. Click on link above. This week I’ve been busy creating tutorials for learners on how to use Moodle. I looked on YouTube and couldn’t find any generic enough to suit my needs. As I explored what students were likely to need to know and some ideas for tools…

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Universal design for learning

Audio version of this blog post: Download: Universal Design for learning (MP3, 3 MB) Play here on the blog: Sorry, your browser does not support HTML5. Click on link above. Wow. Did I have it wrong. I have been gung ho on researching ways in which the organisation for which I currently work can meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines because it will cater for people with physical and cognitive disabilities as well as mobile device users. I…

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