Two UK accessibility projects were winners of the Platinum Awards in the New and Research and Development category of the IMS Learning Impact Awards announced today. They were:
- BBC Accessibility Settings Kit, Accessibility Preferences System, and
- Xerte Online Toolkits: Open Source eLearning
I would like to commend both these projects.
I saw a demonstration of a locally installed version of Xerte while at the conference. It is a wonderful example of a Flash based application that is truly accessible. What is more they have solved a long standing problem of how to make drag-and-drop interactions accessible to blind and visually impaired users. Further information is available at and it can be downloaded from: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/xerte/toolkits.htm.
An article about the BBC Accessibility Toolkit is online at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/access20/2007/01/customising_the_bbc_website.shtml.
Congratulations to both projects!