Accessibility and Distance Learning: An OverviewBy Cook, Debbie; Harniss, Mark; Access World, Vol. 8, No. 2
Publication Date: March 2007
Article focuses on the accessibility of distance learning courses for people with disabilities. The accessibility of the following features of distance learning courses are discussed: (1) tools for sharing work and peer review, (2) chat applications, (3) whiteboards, (4) testing and assessment tools, and (5) media on the web. The authors contend that basic course materials and infrastructure should be accessible to people with disabilities so that instructors can develop and teach the materials. In addition, content developed by students that is posted on message boards or the Internet should also be accessible. Full access can only be achieved if both students and instructors develop an understanding of accessibility, and take the time to develop accessible course content.
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American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) (Web Site: http://www.afb.org )
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