Tutor accessibility support kit (TASK): A suite of staff development resources for inclusive online learning design

George Papadopoulos, Elaine Pearson, Steve Green

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Abstract

Higher Education institutions around the world have seen a significant increase in the number of students with disabilities and it is evident that the needs of these students should be addressed. The use of accessible e-learning can be an enabling experience for disabled students, however, the development of inclusive e-resources in Higher Education is convoluted and poses significant challenges to educators, as developers of their own online materials, and to staff developers, who are responsible for the provision of on-going and valuable support to academics. This paper describes the results of an evaluation that explored the potential of TASK (Tutor Accessibility Support Kit) as a training and support tool for academics with little or no previous knowledge in developing accessible online learning materials, either as part of a Continuing Professional Development course or as an online standalone tool.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2011
Pages974-988
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
EventAnnual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education 2011: "Changing demands, changing directions" - Hobart, TAS, Australia
Duration: 4 Dec 20117 Dec 2011

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education 2011
Abbreviated titleASCILITE 2011
CountryAustralia
CityHobart, TAS
Period4/12/117/12/11

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