E-Learning and Disability in Higher Education

E-Learning and Disability in Higher Education cover

Seale, J. (2014) E-Learning and Disability in Higher Education: Accessibility research and practice, 2nd ed., New York, Routledge.

This book focuses on the research into accessibility in e-learning and provides specific guidelines for instructional designers, managers, and trainers interested in making their work more accessible. I read this book as part of my studies for the OU module H810, ‘Accessible online learning’.

My reading notes

Part 1: Contextualising the scene

Ch. 1: Opening up spaces for dialogue, critique and imagination in accessibility research and practice

Ch. 2: Being a disabled student in higher education

Ch. 3: Drivers for change in higher education accessibility practice

Ch. 4: The stakeholders of accessibility practice

Part 2: Surveying the scene: Making sense of practice

Ch. 5: Guiding accessibility practice

Ch. 6: Evaluating accessibility practice

Ch. 7: Conceptualising accessibility practice

Part 3: Critiquing the scene: Making sense of voices and silences

Ch. 8: Mediated voices: What do we really know about disabled students’ accessibility experiences?

Ch. 9: Missing voices: What do we really know about the perspectives and experiences of accessibility stakeholders?

Ch. 10: The call for more accessibility training and the silences surrounding what works

Ch. 11: Critical silences surrounding universal design

Part 4: Re-imagining the scene: Voicing the future for accessibility research and practice

Ch. 12: Re-imagining accessibility research: Methods to enable a democratic voice to be heard

Ch. 13: Re-imagining accessibility practice: Embracing the discourse of digital inclusion

* Ch. 14: Institutional responses to accessibility: Rules, games, and politics

* Ch. 15: Individual responses to accessibility: Tools, activities, and contradictions

* Ch. 16: Community responses to accessibility: Enterprises, boundary practices, and brokers

* These last three chapters are no longer published with the book. Seale provides them separately to OU students taking the H810 module.

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