CIDDE In The News


At CIDDE, we strive to make course materials accessible to all students. Making course materials accessible for both online and face-to-face courses improves the learning experience for everyone. In fact, during 2013, Pitt Online, Teaching Support, and Educational Technology departments worked closely with Gabe McMoreland, a Pitt graduate and accessibility consultant, adept with using a screen reader.  Gabe consulted on ways we could improve accessibility of learning objectives in and out of CourseWeb. Lorna Kearns and Barbara Frey co-authored an article with Gabe that appeared in a special edition of the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks called Designing Online Courses for Screenreader Users (2013).

In addition, Gabe has started a Pittsburgh Meetup group to discuss accessibility issues. It’s free and open to whoever would like to join.

Finally, you can read more about Gabe’s work in a recent article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.