Read this report by Media Access Australia about the importance of access to social media for people with a disability. To have access to work, education and other opportunities it is a requirement to have digital literacy. For many people with disabilities , the digital divide is a real barrier of access. It is therefore a basic human right for all people with disabilities to have access. It is important to bear in mind that people with disabilities are not a homogenous group because each disability group has their individual access issues specific to the disability.
Join the Athens Accessibility Collaboration Group if you would like to contribute to improving the accessibility/usability of Moodle. The group works together with Moodle developers, administrators, IT professionals, and other interested entities and individuals.
Improving accessibility/usability of Moodle is an important issue. Join the collaboration group who work together with Moodle developers, administrators, IT professionals, and other interested entities and individuals to improve Moodle accessibility.
Universal instructional design principles for Moodle
Kathy Koustoubardis's insight:
According to Baggaley, the ultimate acid test for online learning is it's accessibility to learners with disabilities. Making content accessible to people with disabilities is also beneficial to people without disabilities.
This is a great informative piece on that accessibility does go beyond technology. It is important to remember that you must use clear language that is accessible to people with learning and Intellectual disabilities as well as people who struggle with English. It also highlights the importance of providing diagrams, video alternatives for pages especially for those who have difficulty understanding long sections of text.
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