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Implementing an Android Tool for Visually Impaired Students of E-Learning

Da Silva Luna, Alana; Jatoba, Pedro Igor Barroso; Viana, Thiago and Pacheco, Felipe (2016). Implementing an Android Tool for Visually Impaired Students of E-Learning. International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications, 6(4) pp. 95–99.

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Abstract

This article aims to describe the process of learning and development of an educational tool designed for mobile devices (smartphones) with Android technology. In summary, the application was developed based on the virtual learning environment Moodle and aims to develop a learning environment that supports the visually impaired students of e-learning, allowing them to ask questions, discuss and share ideas through forums and use chat rooms in real time. The fundamental purpose of this application is to cooperate with scientific knowledge in the sense that this is a representation of technological advance on the accessibility tools in distance education mode and provide comfort, flexibility and accessibility for the visually impaired students, realizing that education should always be inclusive.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 IJERA
ISSN: 2248-9622
Keywords: accessibility; assistive technology; educational activities; E-learning; interactive tool; mobile devices
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 46080
Depositing User: Thiago de Melo Novaes Viana
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2016 14:00
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2016 07:07
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/46080
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