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Blackboard Accessibility Interest Group Overview

About Blackboard Accessibility Interest Group

This is the blackboard Accessibility Interest Group. the goal of this group is to bring accessibility specialists and blackboard product development team together to improve the accessibility of Blackboard Learning Management System.


prior to 2010 we had two sub-groups namely Blackboard Design and Blackboard Documentation.
The Blackboard Design sub-group worked with Blackboard on discussing, testing, and icorporating accessibility features of new modules in the design process and the Blackboard Documentation sub-group worked with Blackboard on improving the accessibility related documentations and bestpractices.


In 2011 Blackboard took over the responsibility for managing and running the Design sub-group which they are still doing it. Working in Design sub-group requires signing an NDA with Blackboard and a couple of hours monthly time commitment. If you are interested to work in this sub-group, please drop a note to hadi@illinois.edu.


The Documentation sub-group is not active at this time. We will be glad to re-activate this sub-group if there is a need for it. Visit the archive of the Documentation sub-group to learn what projects they workd on.


Become a member


If you are interested to join the Blackboard Accessibility Interest Group, please register (if you haven’t registered yet) and join Blackboard Accessibility Interest Group.


If you are already a member of any of our collaboration group, then you do not need to re-register again. Simply click on Subscribe link in the main navigation bar.


At this time we are not meeting on regular basis but we met in the past on the second Monday of each month at 1:00 PM Central Time. We will resume with the regular monthly meeting if needed and there is a demand for it.


Mailing list archive


We use a mailing list to send announcement, meeting agenda/minutes, and discuss issues. Our mailing list archive is located at:

https://listserv.illinois.edu/archives/blackboard-access-l.html

To subscribe to the mailing list, go to the mailing list subscription page at:

https://listserv.illinois.edu/wa.cgi?SUBED1=blackboard-access-l&A=1.

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