accessibility

ByGiuliano Alviani

accessibility

The extent to which disabled students can access, on an equal basis with others, the learning and teaching content of an online course in order to achieve the learning outcomes.

Accessibility includes technical aspects such as conforming to Web standards; the provision of alternative formats; and processes for making reasonable adjustments to accommodate individual needs which provide equal access and equal opportunity to people with disabilities.

Further information:
– W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
https://www.w3.org/WAI/
– Introduction to Web Accessibility (from the WAI): https://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/accessibility.php
– Model Policy for Inclusive ICTs in Education for People with Disabilities : http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002272/227229e.pdf
– Guidelines for Accessible Information (from ICT For Information Accessibility in Learning): http://www.ict4ial.eu/sites/default/files/Guidelines%20for%20Accessible%20Information_EN.pdf and http://www.ict4ial.eu/guidelines-accessible-information
– Web Accessibility (from The EU Internet Handbook) http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/standards/accessibility/index_en.htm
– Guidelines from Universal Design for Learning : http://www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl/udlguideline
– AbilityNet’s Factsheets : https://abilitynet.org.uk/factsheets

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