Marlene Zentz and Aaron Page

The Accessibility MOOC: Inclusive Online Course Design

Marlene Zentz and Aaron Page present together at regional, national, and international events, working to ensure their audiences fully understand the experience of assistive technology users and the importance of inclusive course design.

Marlene serves as Senior Instructional Designer | Accessibility Specialist at the University of Montana. She also provides instructional design and accessibility consulting services through her company, Zentz Accessible Design, LLC. In 2013, Marlene co-founded the ATHEN Moodle Accessibility Collaboration Group, an international group working to make Moodle a more accessible learning management system. She also founded the Montana Accessibility Interest Group, which has featured national expert speakers in the field of accessibility since 2013. Marlene regularly provides webinars, workshops, and presentations, emphasizing her strong belief that improving the accessibility of learning management system content for assistive technology users improves the online learning experience for all users. She has over 20 years of experience in K-12 and higher education and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in education focused on the design of inclusive online learning environments.

Aaron serves as an Accessibility Specialist at the University of Montana. After earning his bachelor's degree in Business Administration, with a major in Management Information Systems from UM, Aaron founded Aaron M Page, LLC, a private consulting company which provides assistive technology training, as well as accessibility consulting and testing services. Aaron lost his vision in 2009 and has been an active user of assistive technologies since then. Aaron has five years of experience in the accessible technology field and was the keynote speaker for the 2014 Montana University System Extended Learning Institute. Aaron is an active contributor to the IDPF EPUB Reading Systems Group and the Moodle Accessibility Collaboration Group and has provided regular updates to the Montana Accessibility Interest Group on new developments in the area of STEM content accessibility.

MoodleMoot US 2017

Jeb onstage for the first time.

MoodleMoot US 2017 with Jeb, Aaron's guide dog, on stage for the first time.


Marlene Zentz

Aaron Page

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Marlene Zentz and Aaron Page Presentation

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