UM keynote at National Moodle Moot

Marlene & Aaron at Moodle Moot US 2016

During the National Moodle Moot, two UM staff presented a keynote entitled: Moodle: Best Practices in Accessible Design. Thank you for spreading information about accessibility and representing UM so well.

Marlene Zentz, Senior Instructional Designer/Accessibility Specialist, University of Montana

Marlene Zentz currently serves as Senior Instructional Designer and Accessibility Specialist at the University of Montana. In 2013, she co-founded the Moodle Accessibility Collaboration Group, an international group working to make Moodle a more accessible learning management system. Marlene speaks regularly at regional, national, and international events, emphasizing the strong belief that improving the accessibility of Moodle for assistive technology users improves the learning experience for all users. She has over 20 years of experience in K-12 and higher education and is currently pursuing a doctorate focused on the design of inclusive online learning environments.

Aaron Page, EIT Accessibility Specialist, Accessible Technology Services, University of Montana

Aaron Page is an Accessibility Specialist from the University of Montana. Aaron graduated this last December from the University of Montana with his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a major in Management Information Systems. As a student, Aaron worked to help improve accessibility throughout the campus. After graduation, Aaron was hired by the University to continue accessibility efforts and to conduct software accessibility evaluations. Aaron is a contributor to the IDPF EPUB Reading Systems working group and the Moodle Accessibility Collaboration Group. Aaron has presented regionally, nationally, and internationally, including as a keynote speaker for the 2014 Montana University Systems Extended Learning Institute.