The Lebanese School for the Blind & Deaf choir performs at AUB’s ABLE summit on digital accessibility for people with disabilities in higher education in Beirut. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)
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Kaddoura was speaking at the Accessibility for a Bolder Learning Experience summit hosted by AUB Thursday and Friday. The event brought together local and international experts with university faculty, staff and students to explore the challenges of digital accessibility, and introduce some potential solutions.The ABLE summit was part of AUB's larger effort to implement web accessibility on its own campus, as well as to join with other Lebanese universities in a broader consortium on the issue, Maha Zouwayhed, the organizer of ABLE and IT business development manager for AUB, told The Daily Star.Zouwayhed said AUB's current efforts were largely focused on training faculty and staff to make their course materials, e-mails and other digital content accessible via existing tools like screen readers.Even with these technologies, the people creating online content also need to be thinking about accessibility, Zouwayhed said.
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