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Blue Jeans Updates Videoconferencing for Users with Disabilities

Blue Jeans Network has updated its videoconferencing Web application and Android and iOS apps to make them more accessible for users with disabilities.

"Beneficial to all customers, the increased accessibility is especially valuable in the education sector as it expands access to classroom resources for all students and opens new avenues of communication with instructors and peers for greater learning opportunities," according to a news release about the updates.
Accessibility features of the tools include:

"The need for an accessible video conferencing solution has grown dramatically over the past few years. Our institution offers over 30 hours per week of video courses, where students from all over the country call in to participate in classes held here on campus," said Philip Bishop, instructional technology specialist at Valdosta State University's Center for E-Learning, in a prepared statement. "Blue Jeans has been a great tool for us. It has consistently outperformed other solutions in terms of audio and video quality. Quite simply, it has just been the easiest way for everyone to connect."

More information on accessibility in Blue Jeans Network's videoconferencing tools is available at bluejeans.com. The company will also have representatives at the Educause conference in booth 249 this week.

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