Universal Design: Online Educational Media for Students with Disabilities

Sapp, Wendy
August 2009
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness;Aug2009, Vol. 103 Issue 8, p495
Academic Journal
The article examines the accessibility and utilization of the Universal eLearner, an online integrated learning module which offers accessible technology, universal design for learning, and best practices for online education. The module features a vocabulary list, a story, a story quiz, a video, student activities and a unit quiz. The objective of the universal design features is to improve access to educational materials for students with disabilities. The author emphasizes that the sole way to offer information to blind students or students with low vision about main visual elements in learning materials is via stand-alone expanded description and audio description.


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