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The Quality Matters eLearning Marketplace is a free, searchable database built to serve the broad QM community with an easy-to-use eLearning product/service directory organized within the 8 general standards of the rubric as well as by user and product categories. To add new products, services or companies, please log in or create an account at MyQM

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Now available for free download are the Student Facilitated Online Discussion Guidebooks (student and teacher editions). These guidebooks offer a practical guide for students and instructors in online courses. They offer a step-by-step guide to our 3-part online discussion process:

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Adobe is an industry leader in accessibility. This Web site contains product information, case studies, examples, tutorials, and other resources on accessibility.  Adobe has several products to address Web accessibility, including Adobe® Acrobat Professional, Connect, Flash Professional, InDesign, LiveCycle, Creative Cloud and more.

 

http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/index.html

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A social bookmarking service that allows you to tag, save, manage, and share webpages with a community.

https://delicious.com/

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The Quality Matters Accessibility Policy for Online Courses was prepared as an adaptable outline of a generic accessibility policy by Barbara Frey, D.Ed., Senior Instructional Designer, and Lorna Kearns, Instructional Designer, at the Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education, University of Pittsburgh; and Denise King, Instructor, Carlow University, with a 2011 grant from Quality Matters. Earlier research done by Frey and King (2010) with QM institutions showed that 87% of respondents did not have an accessibility policy for online programs.

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The National Center on Universal Design for Learning presents Universal Design for Learning Guidelines.

 

http://www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl/udlguidelines

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Explains the benefits of different characteristics of fonts for different groups of users.

 

http://www.tiresias.org/research/guidelines/checklists/fonts_checklist.htm

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Software that can be used to convert audio files into text. It is one of the most accurate voice recognition software tools on the market.

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Determine if foreground and background colors provide enough contrast.

 

http://www.snook.ca/technical/colour_contrast/colour.html

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A lengthy list of suggestions that could be reworked into a netiquette statement.

http://www.csuchico.edu/ires/policies/netiquette.shtml

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WebAIM is an initiative from Utah State University.  This organization’s Web site has great information about Web accessibility, including a tutorial.  Also, this is the organization that created WAVE (Web Accessibility EValuation tool).  You can use this Web-based tool to determine whether your Web site is accessible.

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http://webaim.org/

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