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Wednesday, February 13 • 2:15pm - 4:15pm
Less is More: Stripping Moodle Down

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Neil Squire Society provides services online for people with disabilities. We have radically changed the look of Moodle to make it more accessible and usable.  Navigation Block? Gone. Front Page? Who needs it! Sections? We’ll use pictures, thanks. File picker? Shredded from existence.  On top of this naked UI, we created a screen reader, templates for online answers, and a badge-based navigation system. Core mods, theme mods, and plugins, oh my! It’s documented and the code is available, so you can do the same.

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Chad Leaman

Director of Development and Moodler at Large, Neil Squire Society
I'm passionate about how technology can be used for social change. I work for a non-profit organization, the Neil Squire Society, where we use technology and skills development to empower people with physical disabilities. I am Vice Chair of the BC Technology for Learning Society, which provides over 8,000 computers a year to schools, nonprofits and low income learners. I also volunteer with NetSquared Vancouver, where we host free monthly... Read More →
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Ryan Thomas

Web Developer, Neil Squire Society
Over five years with the Neil Squire Society, Ryan Thomas has been working to increase the accessibility and usability of online resources.  Recently finished Neil Squire Moodle 2 transition, he has also worked with a dozen external clients in increasing the online accessibility of their work.

Wednesday February 13, 2013 2:15pm - 4:15pm
Denman Room (Note: this is our web broadcast venue)

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