Students with disabilities in higher education: challenges and tactile solutions

Petrie, Helen; Power, Christopher; Swallow, David
April 2009
Art Libraries Journal;Apr2009, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p35
Academic Journal
This paper highlights the increasing numbers of students with disabilities in higher education. Results from international online surveys of such students, and the professionals who work with them, show that the provision of alternative format and enhanced materials is less than ideal. In particular the provision of tactile versions of images and graphics is very poor. Methods for producing such materials for blind and low-vision students are discussed.


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