Holistic approaches to e-learning accessibility

B Kelly, L Phipps

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The importance of accessibility to digital e-learning resources is widely acknowledged. The World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative has played a leading role in promoting the importance of accessibility and developing guidelines that can help when developing accessible web resources. The accessibility of e-learning resources provides additional challenges. While it is important to consider the technical and resource related aspects of e-learning when designing and developing resources for students with disabilities, there is a need to consider pedagogic and contextual issues as well. A holistic framework is therefore proposed and described, which in addition to accessibility issues takes into account learner needs, learning outcomes, local factors, infrastructure, usability and quality assurance. The practical application and implementation of this framework is discussed and illustrated through the use of examples and case studies.
LanguageEnglish
Pages69-78
Number of pages10
JournalALT-J
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatusPublished - Mar 2006

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Kelly, B., & Phipps, L. (2006). Holistic approaches to e-learning accessibility. ALT-J, 14(1), 69-78. DOI: 10.1080/09687760500479860

Holistic approaches to e-learning accessibility. / Kelly, B; Phipps, L.

In: ALT-J, Vol. 14, No. 1, 03.2006, p. 69-78.

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Kelly, B & Phipps, L 2006, 'Holistic approaches to e-learning accessibility' ALT-J, vol 14, no. 1, pp. 69-78. DOI: 10.1080/09687760500479860
Kelly B, Phipps L. Holistic approaches to e-learning accessibility. ALT-J. 2006 Mar;14(1):69-78. Available from, DOI: 10.1080/09687760500479860
Kelly, B ; Phipps, L. / Holistic approaches to e-learning accessibility. In: ALT-J. 2006 ; Vol. 14, No. 1. pp. 69-78
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