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Accessible Knowledge: the Opportunity & Challenge of MOOCs (USG Webinar)

August 5, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Web Accessibility Group is hosting a (free) webinar on accessible MOOCs.

Section 508 and the intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) address accessibility requirements for online courses. In addition, the U.S. Department of Justice Settlement with Harvard and MIT outlines some of the accessibility requirements specific to MOOCs. Please join us for this free webinar to learn more about ensuring MOOCs are accessible for all participants.

Accessible Knowledge: the Opportunity & Challenge of MOOCs

sponsored by Web Accessibility Group (WAG)  (registration link below)

Wednesday August 5, 2015
11:00am – 12:00pm (EDT U.S. Timezone)
Presenter: Arthur R. Murphy, Interaction Consultant, Aeolian Solutions, LLC

During this webinar you will learn about Georgia Tech’s MOOC on Accessible Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Topics include:

    • Definition of Diversity and Inclusion
    • Description of Georgia Tech’s MOOC
    • Platform-independent Education
    • MOOC-specific Approaches

Participants will learn how accessibility issues can be addressed with mainstream or assistive technology-related ICT. Resources will be provided for accessible ICT principles, guidelines, and standards so that accessibility within post-secondary institutions is baked in, not layered on.

Arthur R. Murphy (presenter) is an Information Architect who specializes in universal design.  Mr. Murphy’s background in user experience design includes software development, multimedia creation, and computer science instruction.His employment includes academia (Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology), private industry (IBM and SunTrust Bank), and government (a member of the committee that drafted the U.S. Section 508 Standards and a peer review panelist for the National Science Foundation’s SBIR grant program to fund innovative technology to assist people with disabilities). Mr. Murphy has taught part-time in Georgia Tech’s College of Computing: a Practicum in the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Masters program.

2) Registration (not via CTLL, but via AccessGA Registration Page)

    • This presentation will take place online via Collaborate
    • Closed Captioning provided for both live and recorded sessions
    • Recording link will be distributed to all registered participants.


August 5, 2015
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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