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Raymond M Rose
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Online Accessibility and Learning Evangelist
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Part of the team that created the first virtual high school in the US. Advocate for access and equity in education, and in particular online learning. Public Policy Chair for the Texas Distance Learning Association. Former faculty teaching instructional technology to pre-service teachers
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It's been a while....

Posted on May 9, 2018 at 3:54 1 Comment

I've been invisible for a long time.   Sorry about that.  And I did just return to the US after a 5-week visit with grandkids in Dunedain.  But there was a hurricane and emergency surgery and all, but I'm better.   Just did a catch-up post on my US Blog.

Will it take thousands of dollars to make your website accessible.

Posted on January 14, 2017 at 10:00 1 Comment

Here's a followup post about my attempts to get my local school system to address the issue of making their institutional website meet US accessibility requirements.  

I'm waiting to see how the Trump administration deals with civil rights legislation.  There's been a lot of speculation, but I prefer to wait for something concrete.

Have You Started Thinking About VR? What about VR and Accessibility?

Posted on November 15, 2016 at 5:00 1 Comment

VR seems to be this year's hot tech topic for education, at least in the US it is.  I find the hype that happens around the year's hot topic to most frequently be just that, hype.  A few years ago Second Life (2L) was all the rage.  I know there are still some 2L education islands and programs, but, it failed to meet the projections and hype.  It never ended up making significant changes in education.  And, one of my concerns with the 2L efforts was (of course) access. Just as 2L was going…


My Take on Online Accessibility

Posted on November 3, 2016 at 9:42 2 Comments

I've been focused on online accessibility since I was part of the team that created the first virtual high school in the US back in the mid-90s.  Then I wrote a policy then to address how we dealt with students with special needs.   In 2007, along with a colleague I wrote a publication for NACOL, (now iNACOL) that was one of the first publications to address what we saw as a growing problem with access and equity in online learning.  I had come at this with a background in civil rights work…


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At 9:22 on November 2, 2016, Hazel Owen said…

Hello - and a very warm welcome to the Ethos Online Community Raymond. Please make yourself feel at home :) I am aware of some of the work you have and are doing around accessibility and access via online and blended education is an important focus for many of the community members, so it would be great if you wanted to crosspost from your blog at any point. Posts are featured in the monthly community newsletter, as well as shared via G+ and Twitter. I am aware of your work (and noted the work you have done with Niki Davis!). Please let me know if you have any questions. All the best, Hazel 


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