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From: Simon Ball [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wed 10/01/2007 11:12
To: Simon Ball
Subject: Accessibility In E-Assessment Guidelines Report
Please find attached PDF and Word copies of a document entitled "Accessibility in e-Assessment Guidelines" commissioned by TechDis, a JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) Advisory Service, following consultation with the E-Assessment Group (membership listed on page 4 of the report), to examine the state of guidance for accessibility in e-assessment in the UK. The report has been produced for TechDis by Edexcel who successfully tendered for the work in mid 2006. Following amendments to the final document on the recommendation of members of the E-Assessment Group, this document is now being circulated more widely. The report can be found in both Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word formats at http://www.techdis.ac.uk/index.php?p=9_1_11
The purpose of this wider circulation is to stimulate debate of the issues highlighted in the report, with the hope that some of the key stakeholders in this area might commission or fund further work to formulate the guidance that the report has established is required in the sector. While TechDis is willing, as part of its regular programme of activity, to coordinate this work in order to improve the provision of inclusive assessment in the UK, current funding models do not extend to the commissioning of a piece of work of this magnitude.
Your comments regarding the content of the report and its findings would be most welcome, as would your advice as to potential sources of funding for the production of guidance as recommended by the report.
TechDis Senior Advisor
JISC TechDis Service
Tel: 01904 717580
Mobile: 07813 917888
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