Learnings From Post-Secondary Students on E-Learning Accessibility and Accessibility Evaluation Methods

ID: 37592 Type: Full Paper
  1. Kari Kumar and Ron Owston, York University, Canada

Wednesday, October 10 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Location: Salon 3 View on map

Presider: Barbara Smith, Niagara College, Canada

Abstract: In this study, post-secondary students were recruited to participate in accessibility evaluation of a sample online course. Students’ on-screen interactions and verbalizations were recorded as they completed course units, and they participated in moderated and unmoderated accessibility evaluation (working in the presence and absence of a researcher). Students provided valuable feedback about accessibility of the course as related to accessing content, performing tasks, and understanding content, as well as insight into general factors that impact accessibility from their perspectives. Most students preferred to participate in unmoderated sessions, highlighting the need for more research into methodologies to support student-centered accessibility evaluation.

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