warning: Creating default object from empty value in /var/www/drupal6/modules/taxonomy/ on line 33.

Learning Design Community Hub Meeting, Friday November 4, 2011

Here are the slides from our meeting Friday , 11 /4/2011 along with the description of each segment.

Some Thoughts on Social Collaboration Tools & Scholarly Research, John Meier, Science Librarian
Mr. Meier will tell us about his work leveraging the power of web-based collaborative tools when doing research. Whether your doing research for a paper of goal of your own or for the design & construction of learning experiences, John's talk will help us understand how we can use these new technologies to leverage the power of our collective knowledge.

ADA Compliant Software: Matrix (IN PROGRESS)


Description ADA Compliant Resources

Accessible Web Design

Accessibility Oct 12 Presentation on Adobe Connect

You can watch the Oct 12 presentation on accessibility live on Adobe Connect at

It will also be recorded.


Accessibility in Online Education, Oct 12

FYI - There will be a session on accessibility in online education. It will feature David Cunningham  demoing how real users process documents on a screen reader and Elizabeth discussing NEW examples of implementing accessibility online.

Captions in YouTube

YouTube does support caption files (specifically the SubViewer/.sub and SubRip/.srt). You can find information about searching for captioned videos and reading captions at

More information about the specific caption format is at

P.S. Pat just confirmed that Parity can create the correct caption format for YouTube.



Two Color Blindness Filters

Last week in my blog I wrote a about a Photoshop CS4 color blindness filter which lets you simulate how a color blind user might see an image.

April 20 Online Issues Forum: Session on Accessibility

Event: Online Issues Forum - Accessibility in Online Education
Date: Monday, April 20, 2009
Time: 1 to 2:30 pm
Location: Foster Auditorium, Pattee Library, University Park

Guest Speakers:
William Welsh, Director, Office for Disability Services
Christian Vinten-Johansen, Information Technology Manager, Information Technology Services
Elizabeth Pyatt, Instructional Designer, Information Technology Services
Susan Hayya, Coordinator of Library Services for Persons with Disabilities

Screen Reader Usage Survey Results from WebAIM

FYI - WebAim just publicized results of a survey of 1121 screen reader users

Some interesting results.

Free EASI Accessibility Seminars: HTML Forms and CSS

The free EASI accessibility seminars in January are:

1) Creating Accessible Forms for the Web, Tuesday January 13 at 2 PM Eastern
Presenter: Hadi Rangin from the University of Illinois

2) Cascading Style Sheets: What they are and How they Affect Accessibility A
public Webinar Tuesday Jan. 20 at 2 PM Eastern
Presenter: Terrill Thompson from DO-IT at the University of Washingt

Read more and register at:

Caption Style Guide

A lot of us have heard about the need to caption online videos, but may not have considered the whay they should presented

The following guide, Keys to Captioning, is a style guide to what the standards for captions are

It include topics such as placement, how many lines (2 lines max in most cases), switching voices, background music and other important topics.

FYI - Thanks to Wendy Mahan for pointing this out to me.

Syndicate content