Accessibility & Incorporating Technology

The websites listed below are for informational purposes only. Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement by the CSD.

  • UConn’s HiTech Classrooms UConn’s classrooms vary from simple rooms with blackboards to high-tech, fully interactive, “smart” classrooms.
    • UConn’s HuskyCT, UConn’s learning management system, is powered by Blackboard Learn.  Use HuskyCT to electronically send announcements, post content, collect and grade assignments, give quizzes, hold discussions, post grades, and more.
      • UConn’s IT Accessibility website incorporates recommended IT accessibility features and pilots emerging solutions. It focuses on the different elements in accessible web design, why including these features are important, and how you can add these features to your site.
      • UConn’s ITL advancing education through programs that support teaching excellence.
      • UConn’s iTV provides technical solutions for both synchronous and asynchronous content delivery. iTV focuses on assisting faculty to effectively integrate these technologies into their courses or seminars.
        • The University of Connecticut is committed to improving accessibility of its official Web sites to individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the
  • State of Connecticut’s Universal Web Site Accessibility Policy for State Web Sites – Version 4.0
    The purpose of this policy is to insure that all students and employees, including those with hearing, visual or other disabilities, have access to all official information and services that are provided via the web.
  • A Case for Accessible, Usable and Universal Design for Learning
    Issues of learning technologies and accessibility are more of a hot topic in our field than usual these days.
  • Campus Computing Project
    According to the Campus Computing Project™, this is the largest continuing study of the role of information technology in American higher education. They use qualitative and quantitative data to aid and inform faculty, campus administrators, and others interested in critical planning and policy issues that affect American colleges and universities.
  • Campus Technology
    Check out Campus Technology, one of higher education’s top information sources, which delivers valuable information via a monthly magazine, website, newsletters, webinars, online tools and in-person events. Look for in-depth coverage on the technologies and implementations influencing colleges and universities across the nation.
  • Center for Implementing Technology in Education (CITEd)
    Visit CITEd, which identifies evidence-based practices for integrating instructional technology to support the achievement of all students.
  • Educause Learning Initiative (ELI)
    The ELI is a community of higher education institutions and organizations that are committed to the advancement of learning through their innovative application of technology.
  • Guide to the Section 508 Standards provides an explanation of the federal technical standards with tutorials related to the accessibility of web-based applications, websites, video and multimedia products and other technology related products and services.
  • The Horizon Project
    The NMC Horizon project helps educators and thought leaders across the world build upon the innovation happening at their institutions, by providing them with expert research and analysis.
  • KnowledgeWorks Foundation
    Visit KnowledgeWorks, a site that provides innovative tools, training and assistance to school leaders, teachers and community stakeholders. Their portfolio includes three subsidiary organizations, New Tech Network, EdWORKS, and Strive.
  • Learning Solutions Magazine
    Go to the Learning Solutions Magazine, a publication of The eLearning Guild since 2002, which is listed as the eLearning industry’s oldest and most trusted source, for practical information on the strategies, tools, technologies, services, and best practices for the management, design, development, and implementation of enterprise-wide eLearning programs.
  • NERCOMP, NorthEast Regional Computing Program
    NERCOMP enables the informed use of information technology by providing affordable access to educational opportunities, software licensing discount programs, professional networking and collaborative opportunities and more!
  • The New Media Consortium (NMC)
    The NMC is an international community of experts in — from the practitioners who work with new technologies on campuses every day; to the visionaries who are shaping the future of learning at think tanks, labs, and research centers; to its staff and board of directors; to the advisory boards and others helping the NMC conduct cutting edge research.
  • Quality Matters
    Check out QM, listed as a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online course design and online components. The QM Rubric is used in course reviews that result in continuous improvement and faculty development.
  • Technology Review
    Visit the MIT Technology Review to gather information about technology through features, news analysis, business reports, photo essays, reviews, interactive digital experiences and more, read expert opinion, and examine data to understand new technologies and their impact!
  • W3C
    The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where member organizations, full time staff and the public work to develop Web standards. Review information on accessibility, internationalization, developing economies, and more, join community and business or working groups, check out validators and software, and more!