Effective simulations to support academics in inclusive online learning design

George Papadopoulos, Elaine Pearson, Steve Green

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    Accessibility simulations can give an understanding of the effect a disability may have on the way students access online materials. This paper briefly describes the evaluation of a prototype set of accessibility simulations. The purpose of the prototype was to establish the specification for a second, revised version, which would incorporate the simulation into a learning activity that could be used in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training for academics. The cognitive overload simulation - part of the second application - has been developed and is subsequently described in detail. In conclusion, this paper discusses planned evaluation of this and similar simulations as an awareness raising tool in workshops for academic staff in Higher Education.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventThe 10th international ACM SIGACCESS conference - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Duration: 13 Oct 200815 Oct 2008
    Conference number: 10


    ConferenceThe 10th international ACM SIGACCESS conference
    CityNova Scotia


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