Friday, 9:30 am
Brian Kelly, Stephen Brown
Online notes for the presentation (CC license for all materials!)
- How do you make highly interactive e-learning services accessible?
- “Blended learning” – if the learning itself is impractical, make the outcomes available in an accessible way.
Chatting with the Canadians gave me the impression they feel hampered by some of the requirements – accessibility is obviously the right thing to do, but I think there is a growing feeling that the standards need to be continually refined to see what actually WORKS and lets people still build good sites. Blindly (pun intended) following accessibility levels can still give you an entirely in-accessible site.
Brian mentioned Accessibility Summit II – built a roadmap / manifesto for building on WAI’s successes. (A lot of good stuff in WAI, but it doesn’t always work) Focused on USERS instead of a universal solution – one size may not fit all.
They summarize their bottom line: WAI is ok as far as it goes. There’s a danger of missing all the things the guidelines don’t cover – holistic approach takes in the context of use. Is this a sensible way forward? Can museums buy into this idea?