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Inclusive, Adaptive Design for Students with Severe Learning Disabilities

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Inclusive, Adaptive Design for Students with Severe Learning Disabilities
Young adults with severe disabilities and learning difficulties (SLD) have very limited access to appropriate learning resources. Their unique individual needs and requirements prevent them from accessing traditional methods of online learning, and resources tend not to be age appropriate. The majority of SLD learners has difficulty accessing a computer with standard peripherals such as a mouse and relies on assistive technologies (e.g. switches) to do so. Each learner tends to have specific needs that must be addressed in order to provide an accessible and adaptive platform for learning. The aim of this research project was, with the assistance and support of the learners and their tutors, to design and develop an adaptable and inclusive online learning environment specifically catering for the needs of young adults with SLD. Each stage of development was prototyped and assessed in the college environment to ensure the needs of the learners were thoroughly addressed.
Matt Harrison, Claire Stockton
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Updated 30 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where WALTD
Authors Matt Harrison, Claire Stockton
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