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Bocconi S., Dini S., Ferlino L., Martinoli C., Ott M. ICT Educational Tools and Visually Impaired Students: Different Answers to Different Accessibility Needs. In: UAHCI 2007 - 4th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction (Beijing, China, 22-27 July 2007). Proceedings, pp. 491 - 500. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4556). Spriger, 2007.
 
 
Abstract
(English)
In order to guarantee equal opportunities to all students, the accessibility of ICT educational tools is worldwide considered a major issue. Nowadays, visually impaired students can take advantage of a large number of effective assistive technologies but, while using electronic material for learning purposes, they often encounter a number of different accessibility and usability problems. The variety of obstacles they may find on their way is quite large mainly because the term "visually impaired" encompasses a wide range of deficits, ranging from blindness to a number of other multifaceted, although less severe, visual impairments. The accessibility requirements for e-learning products established by the laws in force in the different European and non-European countries can be considered an important step onwards; further measures, nevertheless, are still needed to foster the actual "usability" of such products by sight impaired people.
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-73283-9_55
Subject Low vision
Blind
Accessibility
Usability
Educational software
E-learning


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