27.1 Supporting disabled students

Read Seale Chapter 8  Supporting the use of accessible e-learning: the student support service perspective. 1. How helpful do you think it is to have ‘specialised’ rooms or areas in an educational institution, which only disabled learners can use to access technology/online learning material? Such specialised rooms having restricted access are prone to create segregation rather […]

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Activity 24.2 Approaches

Which approach could you take in your role? It is difficult to use the first two approaches as in the institution for which the online learning resource has been created disabled users are not ‘identifiable’. Moreover there are no accessibility experts working at the institution and hiring them may be costly. The online learning resource […]

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17.2 Alternative formats

Types and formats of resources, teaching materials and activities that are used in my context: Class presentations are normally created using Powerpoint. Blind students may need an audio file describing the contents of the presentation or software such as a narrator. Probably creating an audio file for each presentation used in class is not feasible […]

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Activity 16.3

 From your activities this week, the case studies and readings in Block 1 and your own experience, write notes about the factors that contribute to a student either stopping using assistive technology or becoming a successful user. From your notes pick out one or two factors that interested you and discuss them in your tutor […]

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Activity 15.1

For each of slides 7 to 14, choose the one technology that you are least familiar with and do an internet search to find out more. What are its main features? How expensive is it? Do suppliers also supply training? Planning Tools: Outliners These tools are computer programs ‘that allows text to be organized into […]

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Activity 15.3 Students’ voices

Digital technology has brought about improvement in accessibility. In one of the videos, Neal Ewers of the Trace Research Center works on whether application software work well with screen readers. Whilst I was using a screen reader I was not able to think from the perspective of a blind student e.g. It never crossed my […]

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Rumbling…week 2

Whilst reading some of this week’s material, this question is cropping in my head but don’t think there can be a straight forward answer for it… What about students who are not aware of their disability? Students who think that they are ‘not good’ at school? Is the system help them? Is the system actually […]

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