Knocking down the walls

Jackson, Nigel
July 2006
e.learning age;Jul/Aug2006, p34
The article discusses the benefits of providing accessible web content especially for users with disabilities. Many e-learning sites are not designed to meet the needs of users with cognitive, hearing, visual and mobility impairments or seizure disorders. The Disability Discrimination Act has been the law for websites to meet certain standards in accessibility, wherein e-learning sites are required to make the same accommodation for people with disabilities as physical learning sites.


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