The OIRT Blog: Accessibility

Sometimes we get so bogged down in how a tool works that we forget to ask ourselves if we’re using it effectively. When we are new at using something, like Sakai, we’re more interested in learning HOW to use the tool rather than asking ourselves if we’re using it to its fullest potential.  The Lessons tool in […]

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Ken Worrall was once a construction worker who found himself paralyzed from the neck down after a terrible accident at work. Without the ability to move or use his hands as he had once done, such as play with his children, he fell into a deep depression. A rehabilitation nurse noticed this and suggested an outlet: […]

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Last year we hosted the first annual Instructional Design Symposium at Rutgers University. It was a forum designed to seek input from people in the field about commonalities amongst practitioners, current challenges of the field, and ways that those challenges can be met. The whole day event saw 32 Instructional Designers from Rutgers and other […]

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When many people think of accessible technology, most imagine items that help people with disabilities interact with the world around them: glasses that help with sight, hearing aids for deafness, or wheelchairs to move the immobile. Many don’t think of that technology in the reverse.Two undergraduate students from the University of Washington (UW), Thomas Pyror […]

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Rutgers University has a site license to Kaltura, a video repository, creation, and streaming service. All faculty, students, and staff at Rutgers have free access to this service.With Kaltura, you can store, organize, and share your existing media while also having the ability to easily create educational videos to share with your classes. This is […]

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