E-learning and Disability in Higher Education: Accessibility Research and Practice

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Most practitioners know that they should make e-learning accessible to students with disabilities, yet it is not always clear exactly how this should be done. E-Learning and Disability in Higher Education evaluates current practice and provision and explores the tools, methods and approaches available for improving accessible practice. Examining the social, educational and political background behind making e-learning accessible in higher and further education, this book considers the role of, and provides advice...
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Overview

Most practitioners know that they should make e-learning accessible to students with disabilities, yet it is not always clear exactly how this should be done. E-Learning and Disability in Higher Education evaluates current practice and provision and explores the tools, methods and approaches available for improving accessible practice. Examining the social, educational and political background behind making e-learning accessible in higher and further education, this book considers the role of, and provides advice for, the key stake-holders involved in e-learning provision: lecturers, learning technologists, student support services, staff developers and senior managers. Key topics covered include: the opportunities that e-learning can offer students with disabilities; the impact of accessibility legislation, guidelines and standards on current e-learning practices; the reliability and validity of accessibility related evaluation and repair tools; practical guidelines for 'best practice' in providing accessible e-learning experiences. E-Learning and Disability in Higher Education is valuable reading for all practitioners and researchers involved in the design and delivery of accessible e-learning in higher, further and distance education.

About the Author:
Jane K. Seale is Senior Lecturer in Educational Innovation in Higher Education at Southampton University, UK

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"In this second edition of Seale’s go-to text, she accurately re-imagines the disability and e-learning landscape in accordance with shifting paradigms, moving away from a role-based emphasis towards a stakeholder approach that emphasises a more socially inclusive perspective. This book should be read in its entirety by anyone working in e-learning or accessibility, and provides a useful resource for anyone teaching in higher education today."—Dr. Simon Ball, Senior Advisor at Jisc TechDis

"This book makes a powerful argument to transform accessibility into a more participatory and inclusive concept. Drawing on Freire's notion of critical pedagogy, Seale offers a critical, detailed analysis of research surrounding accessibility practice and shows that there are alternatives, such as participatory research, that foster ‘digital inclusion’ and increase agency for people with disabilities."—Dr. Alan R. Foley, Associate Professor of Instructional Technology, Syracuse University

"Seale provides a very comprehensive yet personalized, practical approach to the topic of e-learning, disability, and higher education. This is an important read for instructors, researchers, disability service providers and, of course, students with disabilities in higher education."—Dr. Robert A. Stodden, Director and Professor, Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415629416
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/19/2013
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Jane K. Seale is a Professor of Inclusive Education in the Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter, UK.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction : magic fairies and accessibility dust 1
2 Disability and higher education 9
3 E-learning, disability and higher education 20
4 Accessibility, e-learning and higher education 28
5 Accessing e-learning : the student's perspective 53
6 Planning and developing accessible e-learning experiences : the lecturer's perspective 68
7 Designing and developing accessible e-learning resources : the learning technologist's perspective 81
8 Supporting the use of accessible e-learning : the student support service perspective 100
9 Developing accessible e-learning practice : the staff developer's perspective 112
10 Managing accessible e-learning practice : the senior manager's perspective 126
11 Institutional responses to accessibility : rules, games and politics 141
12 Individual responses to accessibility : tools, activities and contradictions 159
13 Community responses to accessibility : enterprises, boundary practices and brokers 176
14 Conclusions : building bridges 191
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