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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

Desire2Learn Leads the Way On Accessibility Within Learning Management Systems

Press Release

Desire2Learn will co-present session on creating accessible courses in a Learning Management System (LMS) at The University of Guelph's Aiming for Accessibility Conference

Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn), a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, will co-present a session entitled “Beyond Alt Tags: Creating Accessible Courses in a Learning Management System (LMS)” at The University of Guelph’s Aiming for Accessibility Conference Wednesday, May 27, 2009.

The Conference will raise awareness of information and communication accessibility issues and provide practical strategies and techniques for addressing them. The conference will also provide a starting point for staff training on communication and information accessibility as mandated by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

“Desire2Learn is pleased to be joining one of our longstanding clients at this important strategy building and information sharing conference,” said John McLeod, Director of Marketing, Desire2Learn. “The Aiming for Accessibility Conference provides educators and administrators alike with a great opportunity to join together in developing standards, tools and strategies that will further improve accessible education for all individuals.”

The Desire2Learn presentation, featuring Kyle Mackie, Manager, Learning & Creative Services, University of Guelph and Sandra Earl, Accessibility & Sustainability Coordinator, Desire2Learn Incorporated will be held

Wednesday, May 27, 11:00 – 11:50 a.m.
Rozanski Hall, Room 105
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON

Both Mackie and Earl are active members of the Desire2Learn Accessibility Interest Group, a consortium with representatives from several Canadian, U.S. and U.K. educational institutions, working directly with Desire2Learn Product Designers to continue to ensure that the Desire2Learn platform is the leading accessibility offering in the marketplace. As well, the Group works to raise awareness of accessibility issues in their individual institutions and among all users.

Stop by the Desire2Learn booth in the Rozanski Concourse to learn more about their leading eLearning products and services or join the Wine and Cheese Social from 4:15 – 6:30 p.m. in the Bullring.

To register for the conference, or to find out more visit the conference website.

Discover more about Desire2Learn products and services or participate in upcoming events, by visiting the Desire2Learn website, calling 1.888.772.0325 or 1.519.772.0325 (within North America), +44 1344 872769 or +44 7711 053835 (for the U.K., Europe and Middle East) and +61 412 067 308 (for Australia) or emailing [email protected].

About Desire2Learn Incorporated

Desire2Learn Incorporated is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions that enable institutions and other organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, values, goals, pedagogical approaches and branding. Desire2Learn and its subsidiaries support more than five million learners worldwide and clients include higher education, K-12, as well as associations, government and other leading organizations. Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn is headquartered in Kitchener, ON, Canada with personnel located in North America, the U.K. and Australia. For more information, visit:, call 1.519.772.0325 or toll-free 1.888.772.0325 (within North America), 0808.234.6744 (U.K.) and +61 412 067 308 (Australia).


John McLeod
Director of Marketing
Desire2Learn Incorporated
519.772.0325 ext. 378
[email protected]