What is Exactly is an LMS (Learning Management System)?

What is an LMS?  An LMS, or Learning Management System, is a special Content Management System (CMS) geared toward interactive educational content or training materials.  When you think about educational content, you may picture university and school settings, but more and more businesses are beginning to utilize Learning Management Systems for their training materials.  That’s […]

Accessible eBooks Are For Everyone.

Content Made with Everyone in Mind For a long time, readers who were blind would need to seek either braille editions or raised print editions.  These editions, if they existed at all, were printed in very limited quantities and could be very expensive.  Audio books are another option, but again, not every book will be […]

What are ePub Assessments?

You’ve probably heard that ePubs are able to contain things that regular books and eBooks can’t. Things like video, audio and MathML. But there is another feature that is becoming more popular among publishers of ePubs that really changes the way we think about eBooks: Assessments.  Assessments are short interactive quizzes or learning checks that […]

How Do eBooks Help Readers with Dyslexia?

What is Dyslexia? Dyslexia is a very common learning disorder that affects around 20 percent of the population.  Dyslexia is a much broader term than most people realize.  Simply put, it refers to a person with otherwise normal intelligence having difficulties associated with reading. The reason for that difficulty could be that the reader has […]

Is Remote Learning Accessible?

Remote learning has become an integral part of many students’ lives.   Whether they’re participating in hybrid classes or going fully remote, students are spending more time than ever in virtual classrooms.  And that has brought both benefits and challenges–especially when it comes to accessibility.  Here are some ways educators can ensure their virtual classrooms […]

4 Benefits of Distance Learning

The rapid and unexpected jump to remote learning hasn’t been without its share of problems.  But there are also a few benefits to virtual or remote learning. In fact, some teachers are reporting cases where students who struggled with in person learning are now thriving in these virtual learning environments.  A Sense of Independence Traditional in-person […]

What is MathML?

The Problem with Math on the Internet Often times, mathematical equations contain characters or forms of notation that are difficult or impossible to produce with a standard keyboard.  In the past, people have often used specialized software to notate and work on these kinds of equations.   If a person wanted to share an equation […]

The Harvard Content Accessibility Lawsuit

Here are some fast facts about the recently settled high profile web content accessibility lawsuits filed against Harvard and MIT.  Both of these lawsuits were officially settled in February 2020 by way of consent decrees.  Each school agreed to a new accessibility standard for all future content. They also agreed to bring all existing content […]

The Evolution of Distance Learning

Distance learning isn’t a new thing. There are examples of distance learning dating back as far as 1728.  It fills an important role: making education more accessible and widely available.  Students in these courses don’t need to commute and enjoy much more flexibility.   Now, more people than ever are doing online classes.  And that number […]

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