AHEAD to You Technology Access Series – Document Structure, the Key to Navigability

Join us for the third session of the AHEAD to You Technology Access Series.  Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 3:00-4:30pm in the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, POY 234.

Higher Education professionals increasingly need a firm knowledge base in the area of Technology Access. Alternate Format isn’t just plain text anymore! This session will explain document structure and how reading tools use it to improve accessibility and navigability.

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For more information about the Technology Access Series, visit AHEAD, Association on Higher Education and Disability. 

2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Video Content Management

From streaming lectures and other video content on-demand to live event broadcasting, universities and large companies have similar needs when it comes to video content management.

Gartner, the world’s leading IT research and advisory company, recently released their first Magic Quadrant report for Enterprise Video Content Management, detailing their analysis of the enterprise video market and its future direction. This report is a must for any administrators and educational technology staff interested in evaluating lecture capture and presentation recording solutions for their institutions.

As the sole vendor in the “Visionaries” quadrant, Panopto is pleased to provide you with complimentary access to this research. To download the report, visit Panopto’s website.


Online course providers increasingly using the term ‘learning experience’ | Inside Higher Ed

Online course providers increasingly using the term ‘learning experience’ | Inside Higher Ed.

As ed tech companies and universities search for the most effective way to teach students online, some have found the term “course” no longer captures what it means to pursue an education. Enter the “learning experience” — a term being used to describe a module of higher education not anchored to a specific place or time

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/10/28/online-course-providers-increasingly-using-term-learning-experience#ixzz2jeiIztxm

Inside Higher Ed 

Pearson My Labs: Accessibility Tips and Updates

George Mason University recently offered and has archived a webinar about recent accessibility updates from Pearson Higher Education North America.

Topics include:

  • Discussion on the accessibility of MyMathLab, MyITLab, and MyWritingLab, all with live demonstrations.
  • Broader information sharing for other MyLabs
  • Introduction of accessible HTML eBooks across several disciplines
  • Explanation of various workarounds that can be provided
  • What should be coming in 2014

View the archived webinar using the link on the right hand side of GMU’s Assistive Technology Initiative Website.