Elluminate has announced the release of the newest addition to its family of web, audio, video, and social networking solutions optimized for education and training, Elluminate Live! V10. This new version of Elluminate Live focuses on accessibility, providing a richer, more interactive online teaching and learning environment for all participants, including those with disabilities, the announcement states.
The new release is also designed to offer greater performance and usability. For more information, you can view an Elluminate Live! V10 Sneak Peek webinar recording by following the links from https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/event/description?instance_id=20642. Version highlights include:
* Greater access for users with blindness or low vision
* Improved user interface for screen readers, resulting in an easier-to-use environment for everyone
* Enhanced whiteboard, application sharing, and audio tools for higher-quality collaboration
* Increased engagement and session awareness with new Activity Window
* Better proxy-detecting capabilities for users with stringent security infrastructures
V10 adds to existing Elluminate Live! accessibility support for many disability types: visual, hearing, mobility, and cognitive. For example, those who are deaf or hard of hearing already use integrated closed captioning in live and recorded sessions and multi-stream video for ASL. Breakout rooms are available for one-on-one tutoring, and fully interactive recordings enables users to review sessions as often as needed.
Elluminate's history of accessibility began with low-bandwidth connectivity and cross-platform support, adding comprehensive functionality designed to enable an increasingly wide range of users to fully engage and participate. For Elluminate Live! V10, an ongoing Accessibility Taskforce, which included a cross-functional Elluminate team, members of the educational accessibility community, and educators and students with disabilities, collaborated on product functionality and testing. The company also made a significant investment in training, testing tools, hardware, and software to ensure accessibility remains a core component of the Elluminate platform.
Source: Elluminate, Inc., www.elluminate.com