The CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) and the League for Innovation in the Community College are working together to promote the creation and use of accessible digital content by faculty, content specialists or students. Through the Access to Online Education project, NCAM and the League are focusing on disseminating and institutionalizing the use of math and science solutions developed through NSF-funded research and development efforts. The project also encourages information technology specialists throughout the community college system to make use of work underway within industry standards organizations to create specifications for accessible learning platforms.
This collaboration will build a community of interest in and knowledge of access solutions for science and math presentations within learning technologies throughout the League's 700 member community colleges. It will also focus institutional attention on accessibility requirements that should be addressed within the design of distributed learning platforms and encourage review and implementation of emerging access specifications.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant no. 0228116. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.