Research

Accessibility – A Learning Imperative

This is a study by Sue McKnight and Angela Trikić from Nottingham Trent University, and John Baker, President and CEO of Desire2Learn Inc. ‘Accessibility: a Learning Imperative’ examines ways to model best practice for accessibility in web design.

Originally restricted to correspondence courses, virtual learning environments have now become a key feature of education programs across primary, secondary and university sectors and planning for accessibility remains a key concern.
 

Descriptive Children’s Television: Bridging the Gap for Blind Kids While Benefiting All Kids


This is a study by Melanie Peskoe of the University of Louisville about the value of audio description for children. ‘Descriptive Children’s Television: Bridging the Gap for Blind Kids While Benefiting All Kids’ outlines the benefits of audio described television for children.

In her discussion of the need for audio description for blind children, she states that she is aiming to “bridge the gap between what benefits are received by blind children and their sighted peers.”

 


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