Leading universities partner for accessibility in video ed tech

Company partners with 10 leading institutions to advance video standards and accessibility for all learners

video-accessibility-kalturaKaltura, a video technology platform whose system is deployed in hundreds of global educational institutions, announced the launch of a client advisory group to move the education industry forward with accessibility standards for video solutions in education.

The advisory board is comprised of accessibility experts from institutions including Purdue University, The University of Notre Dame, National University, the University of Illinois, The University of British Columbia, The University of Oklahoma and others.

The charter of the group is to evaluate industry best practices, guidelines, and regulations including Section 508, WCAG 2.0, WAI-ARIA, and ADA in order to work with Kaltura and partner organizations on a continuous plan for improvement and innovation in advanced accessibility and usability within Kaltura’s main solutions including the company’s learning management system (LMS) integrations, campus/district video portal, the management console (KMC) and personal capture solution – Kaltura CaptureSpace.

From there, the goal is to develop and share best practices around video accessibility within the education industry as a whole.

“Accessibility and the focus on the learner is a must for any academic institution today, not just from a legal perspective but a design and usability perspective for students with and without disabilities,” commented Adam Hagen of Purdue University. “We look forward to working with Kaltura in ensuring compatibility, ease of access and a positive learning experience for our community and beyond.”

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