Web and Digital Accessibility Issues in Education

Kim Ashbourne's MA research hub

Annotations: Transformative Research: Personal and Societal

Mertens argues that personal transformation of researchers, participants and readers is integral to producing research that has the potential to transform society, and that traditional research methods are not up to the job.

5 Things Educators need to Know About Accessible Course Content

I gave this presentation at UVic’s 2020 Teaching and Learning conference. You can scroll down to Friday Aug 14 at 11:15. Open the accordion for Five Things Educators Need to Know About Web Accessibility for Online Learning. The video of… Continue Reading →

Annotations: Discovering the literacy gap: A systematic review of reading and writing theories in research

Practitioners benefit from knowing the theory (theoretical framework) behind literacy practices and interventions, however many practitioner-focused research articles omit or minimally address theory.

Annotations: Chronic Illness and Academic Accommodation: Meeting Disabled Students’ “unique needs” and Preserving the Institutional Order of the University

This Masters thesis from UVic Sociology uses institutional ethnography to look at the effect of the university’s accommodations policy on female students with chronic illness.

Annotations: Participatory Action Research, Mental Health Service User Research, and the Hearing (our) Voices Projects

Participatory Action Research (PAR) in mental health service-user research is a valid and empowering philosophy of engagement and knowledge-making.

Annotations: Saying No to the Checklist: Shifting from an Ideology of Normalcy to an Ideology of Inclusion in Online Writing Instruction

Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Quality Matters Rubric (QM), and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) checklists “perpetuate an idea of normalcy” and should not be blindly applied but rather engaged with critically by online writing course (OWC) educators.

Annotations: Web Accessibility Policies at Land-Grant Universities

Web accessibility policies guide university faculty and staff however the author finds most policies have serious deficiencies and leave institutions open to legal action by students with disabilities. This content analysis identifies common elements and missing elements from policies at land grant universities in the US.

Note: the premise doesn’t address students as web content creators.

PowerPoint Presentation: Reframing web accessibility for educators July 14, 2020 presentation to MEd cohort for EDCI 565

This version of the PowerPoint has a number of accessibility errors. To see them, use your accessibility checker. This version of the PowerPoint has had the accessibility issues addressed. Check how issues were resolved by comparing to the first. Note:… Continue Reading →

Draft content for a content accessibility checklist flow chart

In process… coming soon 😉

How-to Videos for Educators: Creating Accessible Word files

It can be challenging to find good tutorial-style videos for how to create accessible content. WORD The BrightSpace site offers one of the best video series for an educator-audience. The series is from 2016 so features may display differently, depending… Continue Reading →

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