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Hello Everyone

Just a reminder that there are still some spaces left on the Fifth CETIS-
TechDis Accessibility Special Interest Group (SIG) Partnership Meeting,
which will be held at the University of Wales Bangor on Friday 27th
February in Bangor, North Wales. There is no charge for attending the
meeting and lunch will be provided.

The agenda will include:

* E-Learning Accessibility Specifications - Sharon Perry, CETIS.
A very brief overview and introduction to the current accessibility
specifications available for e-learning.

* The X4L Programme and Accessibility Metadata – Pete Richardson, Coleg
Llandrillo.
This session will briefly describe JISC’s (Joint Information Systems
Committee) X4L (eXchange for Learning) Programme, Coleg Llandrillo’s
X4L “Devising Learning Objects for Use with Literature On-Line Information
Services from JISC” and accessibility metadata within X4L.

* The MEDIA Project: An Initial Study of Computer-Based Media Effects on
Learners who Have Dyslexia – Dr Nigel Beacham, Loughborough University
(Available in PDF format from http://www.techdis.ac.uk/pdf/media01.pdf).
This study of the effects of computer-based media on dyslexic learners
looked at whether different media combinations could affect a learner’s
understanding and produced some surprising results.

* Mobility Support for Visually Impaired Web Users – Yeliz Yelisada,
University of Manchester.
Some of the findings of Yeliz’s PhD project into travel on the web for
visually impaired users will be presented.  The PhD will also include a
tool to increase mobility within a web page.

* Discussion and Feedback - Zoe Neumann, RNIB (Royal National Institute
for the Blind).  Regarding the use of technology in learning.

If you would like to attend, please visit
http://www.cetis.ac.uk/members/accessibility/registration/nextMeeting and
complete the registration form (link located near the bottom of the page).

If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

Best Regards

Sharon

Sharon Perry
Accessibility SIG Co-ordinator
CETIS (Centre for Educational Technology Interoperability Standards)
University of Wales Bangor.

e-mail: [log in to unmask]
website: www.cetis.ac.uk/accessibility.