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Bridging the gap: Understanding the student experience

Posted in Accessibility, and Education

Do you know what it’s like to be a student in today’s education system? Do you know what it’s like to be a physically or neurologically challenged student in today’s education system? Would it surprise you to learn that there is still a significant gulf between the two?  Last year as part of my work as Accessibility Manager for Blackboard I had the opportunity to do some research into what it’s like to be a student with a disability in today’s world of education. I talked to many students. I learned a great deal. I developed some insights. I created a…

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Where beauty and accessibility meet

Posted in Accessibility, and Design

I’m a designer. I have been a designer all my life. As designers, we’re constantly focused on the beauty that surrounds us. We can often see it in things that many times others cannot. When we turn our focus to digital experiences, we still concentrate on the discovery and creation of beautiful things. But does beauty mean the same thing to everyone? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines beauty as “a quality, or aggregate of qualities, in a person or a thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit.” The Cambridge online dictionary defines it as…

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My year of thoughtful learning

Posted in Accessibility, Adventures, Design, and Education

Today I want to recognize the 5th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day which is being celebrated tomorrow, May 19th, 2016. There are many types of events going on in my local DC Community and around the world. But I highly recommend you check out the Inclusive Design 24 series. I watched several of these sessions last year and can’t even begin to select favorites. The Paciello Group always puts on a great event. For me, this day has become about reflecting on all the things I’ve learned, been involved in, and accomplished in the last year. Here’s the quick run…

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