One of the things I love about conferences is that they spark you into action, and get you starting new conversations. Today that wasn’t actually with someone within the conference, although I did enjoy listening to others share their ideas here, but with someone I interviewed today to share a different perspective for @Jonesy’s and my talk on Wednesday on Accessibility of Open Educational Resources in Online Learning. The person in question is this beautifully spoken author, Jayne Barnard - @J_E_Barnard on twitter - who was generous enough to share with me why she stepped away from her Master’s, despite being extremely intelligent and capable, due to inaccessibility issues in online education. We will share a tease to that interview tomorrow, and the full interview at a later date.
The project that Lori, Eva, and I are embarking on is one that we’d love other collaborators on, as we strive to change the way we approach accessibility, perceive disability, and recognize ableism.