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Start of the student project on digital accessibility

Christin Stormer

As a part of SHUFFLE, students of a software group project at Bielefeld University are developing a testing tool to test learning spaces in learning management systems for accessibility.

Thereby 10 teams consisting of 8-12 students compete against each other. The best testing tool will be selected at the award ceremony at the end of the summer semester 2022 and the winning team will receive a cash prize for the best idea and realization.

The background to the task is that although there are already testing tools for testing websites for accessibility, there are hardly any specifically for learning space systems. In addition, these tools depend on specific learning systems and require a fee to be used in their entirety. To enable lecturers to provide their students with a learning space that is as accessible as possible, the resulting testing tool is to be made available for use under an open source license.

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