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Community Collaboration on Moodle Accessibility


The Moodle collaborative accessibility group was founded in 2013 and open to any Moodle community member who wants to help improve Moodle's accessibility. 

This session will provide an overview of the history of the group, and its overall mission. We will explore the issues that are created when trying to organize a global initiative to improve the accessibility of a product as well as the success the group has had so far

We will review the status of the top 10 areas of Moodle the group has identified of the last year as requiring accessibility improvements. These areas are:

  1. Modals
  2. Expand and collapse states
  3. File picker
  4. Consistent heading structure
  5. Quiz
  6. Forums
  7. Math
  8. Video
  9. Accessible files
  10. Course management

Finally we will discuss ways that community members can become active in the group and what ways the group can benefit community development.

Presented by...

Jason Hardin
Senior Product manager

Jason is the Senior Product Manager for Open Source Solutions at Moodlerooms. He has worked in education since 2001 and has specifically been involved in the Moodle project for the last 10 years. Jason has held jobs in system administration, client development, sales support, client engagement, and product development for Moodle and Moodlerooms before becoming the product manager for Open Source Solutions.  He has been a strong accessibility advocate for Moodle and Moodlerooms helping to co-found the Moodle Collaborative Accessibility group in 2013 with the University of Montana, University of Illinois Urban Champagne, North Carolina State and Moodle HQ.


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Presentation slides: Powerpoint presentation mcag presentation.pptx
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Your educational sector: Other
Roles in which you usually use Moodle: Moodle Administrator
Systems Engineer
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Type of presentation: Innovative development (30 min)
Relevant to audience from which sectors: K-12
Workplace (Corporate, Govt.)
Armed Forces
Relevant to audience in which roles: Moodle Administrator
Systems Engineer
Course needed: No
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