Developing an Online Accessible Science Course for All Learners
William Veal, College of Charleston, United States ; Marty Bray, California State University, Fullerton, United States ; Claudia Flowers, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, United States
CITE Journal Volume 5, Number 3, ISSN 1528-5804 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA
The purpose of this paper is to empirically examine the accessibility of Web sites of an online Earth and environmental course. Developmental research was used to understand how science content Web sites can be made accessible to students with specific disabilities. External Internet Web sites used for the majority of the course content were evaluated using software that determined accessibility errors. Results indicate that most website domains do not comply with online accessibility guidelines. In addition, these science Web sites are not designed for teachers to use in classrooms. Most of the Web sites do not lend themselves to the instructional principles outlined in national science standards. A list of "ease of fix" is given to show how teachers and web designers can adapt instruction and curriculum of Internet Web sites for students with disabilities.
Veal, W., Bray, M. & Flowers, C. (2005). Developing an Online Accessible Science Course for All Learners. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 5(3), 271-289. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.
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