Why you can’t discuss online learning without discussing video accessibility; but what’s really required?


With nearly 1 in 5 Americans classified as having a disability, according to the 2010 census, and 13 percent of all public school students receiving special education services, accessibility is more important to educational institutions than ever before. While procedures for handling traditional materials have been well established for some time, higher ed educators’ increased reliance on video for lecture capture, supplemental materials, distance and online learning, and more is bringing the issue of video accessibility standards to the forefront.

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About the Author:

Justin Beck is a VP of Education at Kaltura, an open source video platform which powers video experiences for thousands of organizations across the globe, including some of the largest educational intuitions.