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Re: can someone recommend blind friendly elearningsoftware or system


From: Zentz, Marlene
Date: Sep 19, 2012 11:47AM

I work at the University of Montana and wanted to mention that the system we're using is Moodlerooms. We work directly with the company to recommend system-wide accessibility changes and maintain consistent communication with them on this. I wouldn't say we're having 'bad results' with the LMS. The complaint with OCR is largely focused how content is being placed in the LMS. The two functions that relate directly to the system - chat and discussion board - are being discussed with Moodlerooms.

Hope this is helpful information.

Marlene Zentz
Instructional Designer
School of Extended & Lifelong Learning
The University of Montana - Missoula  59812

-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Lucy Greco
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 12:31 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] can someone recommend blind friendly elearning software or system

i might have agreed until this mornings message about Montana using it with bad results.

On 9/18/12, John E Brandt < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> It sounds like Moodle http://moodle.org/ could be the solution you
> could use. Moodle is a free open-source learning management system.
> You would need a hosting service to install it on. There are some 3rd
> party hosting companies that will set it all up for you for a price.
> There is a free video conference mod
> http://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=mod_videoconference but I
> have never used it so I don't know if it will work with your assistive
> technology.
> Perhaps others will chime in on this.
> ~j
> John E. Brandt
> www.jebswebs.com
> 207-622-7937
> Augusta, Maine, USA
> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Zdenek
> Vopat
> Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 4:37 PM
> Subject: [WebAIM] can someone recommend blind friendly elearning
> software or system
> Hello listers:
> I am a blind user of jaws and I would like to start an elearning site,
> where I could teach social science courses using jaws. Can someone
> point me to write solution?
> My requirements are as follows:
> 1. audio or video conferencing where I would talk to students and they
> would send me their questions by chat on the same principe as jaws
> webinars or similar.
> 2. way that sutdents could access online notes which would be password
> protected but the students could not download them.
> 3. students would first pay for my course and then they would receive
> a password.
> 4. giving online tests that would students do online.
> Just a regular elearning.
> If you could guys point me to the right direction I would be thankful
> to you.
> Also do you know what happend to European project on accessible
> elearning alpe? The email address of the project
> does not function.
> Anyway what elearning solution could you recommend and what would be
> its cost and if jaws scripting would be needed what would that cost.
> Zdenek
> > > list messages to <EMAIL REMOVED>
> > > list messages to <EMAIL REMOVED>

Lucia Greco
Web Access Analyst
IST-Campus Technology Services
University of California, Berkeley
(510) 289-6008