Distance Education Resources for the Blind: Accessibility in Practice

By Silvia Berenice Fajardo-Flores, José Losoya-Castrejon and Gabriela Velazquez-Vaca.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Article: Electronic $US5.00

In an attempt to offer equal distance learning opportunities for blind people, a local learning management system (LMS) version for blind and other visually disabled people was developed following accessibility guidelines, and tested with automatic tools and blind users. Participants gave feedback on the accessibility of the LMS, and at the same time learned to use the LMS and the basics of online learning. The results of this study support the argument that blind users must be involved in the process for accessible design.

Keywords: Accessibility, Blind, Web Design, Online Education

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 14, Issue 5, pp.23-32. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.452MB).

Silvia Berenice Fajardo-Flores

Full-time teacher, Faculty of Telematics, University of Colima, Colima, Mexico

Silvia worked as an educational software developer for ten years. She is lecturer in the Faculty of Telematics, at the University of Colima, Mexico. Her research interests are interaction design, accessibility and information technology applied to education, and she is currently doing research on accessibility for the blind.

José Losoya-Castrejon

University of Colima, Colima, Mexico

José recently graduated with Bs in Telematics Engineering from the University of Colima, Mexico. He has developed information systems for private firms, and his research interest is Web accessibility.

Gabriela Velazquez-Vaca

University of Colima, Colima, Mexico

Gaby recently graduated with Bs in Telematics Engineering from the University of Colima, Mexico. She has developed Web sites and information systems for private firms, and his research interests are in software development, Web design and accessibility.

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