Learning technologies for people with disabilities

Mohsen Laabidi, Mohamed Jemni, Leila Jemni Ben Ayed, Hejer Ben Brahim, Amal Ben Jemaa
2014 Journal of King Saud University: Computer and Information Sciences  
Nowadays learning technologies transformed educational systems with impressive progress of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Furthermore, when these technologies are available, affordable and accessible, they represent more than a transformation for people with disabilities. They represent real opportunities with access to an inclusive education and help to overcome the obstacles they met in classical educational systems. In this paper, we will cover basic concepts of
more » ... lity, universal design and assistive technologies, with a special focus on accessible e-learning systems. Then, we will present recent research works conducted in our research Laboratory LaTICE toward the development of an accessible online learning environment for persons with disabilities from the design and specification step to the implementation. We will present, in particular, the accessible version "Moodle Acc+ " of the well known e-learning platform Moodle as well as new elaborated generic models and a range of tools for authoring and evaluating accessible educational content.
doi:10.1016/j.jksuci.2013.10.005 fatcat:srht3kuhuzcg5fnybvoqxvqs74