Know your learners

Wordle: accessibility

Did you know that there are approximately 200,000 students in HE who have a declared disability (DIUS,2009)? I was made aware of this in an online session about eLearning and accessibility.

As online content providers, it is our responsibility to ensure that we design resources which are as inclusive as possible. But how can we do this if we do not know much about the disabilities themselves? Here is a link to a site that contains a collection of simulations for various disabilities. It gives us a useful insight into the difficulties faced by these students.