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Toward classroom experiences inclusive of students with disabilities

Metatla, Oussama and Thieme, Anja and Brulé, Emeline and Benett, Cynthia and Serrano, Marcos and Jouffrais, Christophe Toward classroom experiences inclusive of students with disabilities. (2019) Interactions, 26 (1). 40-45. ISSN 0927-3360

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1145/3289485


More than ever, digital content and tools are being introduced and accepted in diverse educational contexts, offering opportunities for innovation and for making learning processes more encompassing, engaging, and collaborative. Multimodal tools fostering tactile, auditory, and spatial learning promise increased access for students with vision impairments (VI). Yet many existing popular classroom technologies, such as Scratch for learning computer programming, rely heavily on visual content and interactions. In practice, this means that students with VI continue to rely on screen readers, magnifiers, and braille displays to access and engage with educational materials, while also leveraging frequent support from a teaching assistant or the use of specialized tools. Although these are all important mechanisms to make educational content more accessible, they are inherently designed to be used by VI learners alone, often leaving the person isolated and excluded from learning activities with other students; meaning that accessible and assistive technology (AT) cannot alone foster connection among students with various abilities [1].In this article, we outline three areas of research and debate that we identified during the CHI 2018 workshop on the design of inclusive educational classroom technology for people with VI [2].

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to ACM : Association for Computing Machinery. https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=3301428.3289485
HAL Id:hal-02382717
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > Télécom Paris (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > University of Bristol (UNITED KINGDOM)
Other partners > Microsoft (USA)
Other partners > University of Washington (USA)
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Deposited On:21 Nov 2019 09:22

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