[d2l-consortium] Carmen/D2L accessibility testing in January 07
petri.1 at osu.edu
Tue Sep 5 11:18:34 EDT 2006
Definitely! Web 2.0 / AJAX / DHTML controls are a gray area regarding
accessibility. The problem hinges on access for screen readers and how
you inform the screen reader user that something on the page has been
updated. There are also some questions regarding users with cognitive
and mobility disabilities.
We would be very interested in testing this functionality in
Desire2Learn. By that point (January), we will have developed our own
set of protocols for accessibility testing and we will have one or
more Morae licenses for statistics.
Keep us all in the loop. I have forwarded this thread to both the
d2l-consortium list and to the atug-ask list. It will be people in
ATUG (our Accessible Technology Users Group) who will be performing
the testing here at OSU.
I'm sure that other people in the D2L Consortium will want to be
involved, as well. For OSU folks, having a Carmen look and feel would
be helpful, I think.
(Note: I've changed the subject of this email thread and stripped out
a couple of unrelated messages.)
Director, OSU Web Accessibility Center
102 Pomerene Hall
1760 Neil Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210
mailto:petri.1 at osu.edu
On 9/5/06, Janna Cameron <janna.cameron at desire2learn.com> wrote:
> Hi Ken,
> I am really looking forward to this! We're setting up a separate
> instance of D2L for usability and accessibility testing. If desired, I
> could give this a Carmen look and feel for January.
> During some recent discussions, it sounds like our design team is
> looking for a heuristic review of some new web 2.0-like controls this
> fall. Do you think this is something that would interest the
> consortium? There isn't a huge number of things to look at - off the
> top of my head I know of a ratings control, some toggles and new dialog
> -----Original Message-----
> From: d2l-consortium-bounces at lists.wac.ohio-state.edu
> [mailto:d2l-consortium-bounces at lists.wac.ohio-state.edu] On Behalf Of
> Ken Petri
> Sent: Sunday, August 20, 2006 6:10 PM
> To: d2l-consortium at lists.wac.ohio-state.edu;
> atug-announce at lists.wac.ohio-state.edu
> Subject: Re: [d2l-consortium] Re: article collaboration? Aug or Sept?
> That's great. And it will come at a good time. (This summer has been
> extremely hectic for me.)
> I'll let our Assistive Technology Users Group (ATUG) know about D2L's
> interest in doing usability testing. In the fall, that group is going to
> be involved in some local usability testing (of client software for new
> "messaging" suites the university is in the process of reviewing and
> purchasing), so we should be a well-oiled (okay, once-oiled)
> accessibility testing machine!
> I'm cc'ing this to our ATUG list. I know they will be excited to
> participate in testing with a vendor that the university is already
> contracted with--we can hope that the testing gets folded into
> improvements in the product thje benefit everyone.
> As details come clear, let the d2l-consortium list know. I'll pass on
> info to ATUG and we can start to plan for local testing.
> On 8/17/06, Janna Cameron <janna.cameron at desire2learn.com> wrote:
> > Thanks for a great presentation at the User's Conference. It was
> very encouraging to see such a large interest in accessibility.
> > I look forward to collaborating with this forum.
> > One of my bigger upcoming projects is some accessibility testing
> after Christmas. I don't know all the details yet - but I definitely
> intend to take you up on your offer to assist.
> > Janna
> > Janna Cameron
> > Usability Specialist
> > Desire2Learn Inc
> > 1-519-772-0325 x388
> > janna.cameron at Desire2Learn.com
> > http://www.Desire2Learn.com
> > Measure Your eLearning Success with Desire2Learn's Enterprise
> > eLearning Suite: www.Desire2Learn.com
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: d2l-consortium-bounces at lists.wac.ohio-state.edu
> > [mailto:d2l-consortium-bounces at lists.wac.ohio-state.edu] On Behalf Of
> > Ken Petri
> > Sent: Thursday, August 03, 2006 5:07 PM
> > To: Rebecca Andre
> > Cc: d2l-consortium at lists.wac.ohio-state.edu
> > Subject: [d2l-consortium] Re: article collaboration? Aug or Sept?
> > Beck and all,
> > I have attached the D2L presentation. Alan's section has a lot of
> notes in the notes section already....
> > I'd like to request that each of you also send me a copy of your
> notes or, better, send them to the consortium list
> (d2l-consortium at lists.wac.ohio-state.edu). I've cc'd email to that
> list--my apologies for doubling emails for anyone.
> > I'm going to finish up a few more recordings and do some screen shots
> > and pull those into a presentation that I can hand out to the D2L
> > community site participants. Whatever all of you can add to your
> > parts I'll incorporate, as well. I have added Ken Chapman (D2L
> > Product
> > Manager) and Janna Cameron (D2L Usability Specialist) to the
> d2l-consortium list.
> > I'm hoping that we can work collaboratively with D2L on accessibility
> > issues. They seem highly motivated and I think the user community
> > will benefit in the collaboration. Both Ken and Janna expressed
> > significant interest in using the Consortium to organize usability
> > testing. (I volunteered the OSU Accessible Technology Users Group as
> > a potential organization to help in that effort. And my Web
> > Accessibility Center is certainly going to be involved, along with
> > Beck.)
> > Rgrds,
> > ken
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