Defining Accessibility

Accessibility means that where possible, individuals with different needs and backgrounds  may participate and engage with their surroundings. Society in general is responsible in providing an accessible environment.

The educational context, irrespective of what disabilities students may have, is accessible by all students, thus everyone involved without building new barriers, need to provide a learning experience which is of benefit to each individual student.Accessibility in the context of online learning  in poor words means that students with disabilities can access and interact with online learning context.

This year, an elearning platform is being introduced in all primary state schools. Such an implementation needs to consider accessibility issues. Else, instead of benefiting, students with specific needs and/or with disabilities may lag behind.

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