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Making online learning accessible to disabled students: an institutional case study

Cooper, Martyn (2006). Making online learning accessible to disabled students: an institutional case study. ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, 14(1) pp. 103–115.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687760500479779
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Abstract

Based on the authors’ reflections on experience working at the Open University, approaches to making online learning accessible to disabled students are considered. The considerations are applicable to all concerned with online learning and indeed anyone seeking to trade, disseminate
information and mediate services online. In reflecting on the Open University experience of making online material accessible, pedagogic, organisational and cultural issues are highlighted and it is argued that it is important to address these issues in order to effect the organisational change needed to ensure that accessibility challenges are effectively met.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1741-1629
Keywords: Accessibility; disabled students; Higher Education
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 9676
Depositing User: Martyn Cooper
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2014 09:46
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/9676
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