the accessible learning company

Dr. Janet Sedgley and associates

TesselLearn: the Accessible Learning Company is a group of educators and technologists who are fascinated by learning and dedicated to universal access to education.

The founder, Dr. Janet Sedgley, is representative of the group. For the past 5 years Janet has been central to the University of Montana's response to a complaint filed with the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights - serving as the Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility (EITA) Coordinator for campus. She has worked in the information technology field for 31 years - arriving there with a bachelor's in Psychology and gaining a Master's in Organizational Communication and an interdisciplinary doctorate in Education and Psychology. She has worked with adult learners, in many facets of technology on campus and with disability / accessiblity for 3 decades. Janet has especially enjoyed her 15 years of college-level classroom and online teaching. Dr. Sedgley is CPACC certified by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (merged July 2016 with Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies).


    Biltmore Hotel - Miami / Coral Cables, Florida

    Community Colleges of Spokane

    Eastern Washington University, Washington

    Everett Community College, Washington

    Florida National University; Hialeah, Florida

    Great Falls College MSU, Montana

    Hill Ward Henderson Attorneys at Law; Tampa, Florida

    Miami University, Ohio

    Shoreline Community College, Washington

    Southern Oregon Univeristy; Ashland, OR

    Northern Ahead of the Rockies

    WACAP (World Association For Children And Parents); Renton, Washington

    Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges



Lessons and Pitfalls on Campus Accessibility, University of Montana,- Keynote with Amy Capolupo, Director, DSS / UM. WAPED: April 2015

Accessibility for Edtech Across the Campus: Turning a Negative into a Positive- WCET webcast: September 2015

Creating a Culture of Accessibility, - All-day workshop with Amy Capolupo, Director, DSS, UM. Spokane Falls Community College: October 2015

How creating accessible electronic course materials improves internationalization - Global Education Conference (online), November 2015

Accessing Higher Ground Conference, November 2015:

When the DOJ/OCR makes a visit: Campus leaders discuss lessons learned in resolving complaints about inaccessible IT - 3PlayMedia Webinar, February 2016

A Software Evaluation Process: UM's pressure-cooked, semi-organic recipe - CSUN, March 2016

Digital Accessibility: Risk assessment, responsibility and benefits - Shoreline Community College, April 2016

Make your Job Easier - affecting digital accessibility expectations on your campus - Northern Rockies, AHEAD, May 2016

Access 360 - Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges - October 2017


Photos by Zan

Zan Olsen is an IT Accessibility Specialist by trade and a photographer by avocation. He travels the University of Montana campus after work and on weekends and takes pictures with a camera mounted on his wheelchair.

Thank you for sharing them here Zan.


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