Improving Accessible Digital Practices in Higher Education

Challenges and New Practices for Inclusion

  • Jane Seale

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Jane Seale
    Pages 1-19
  3. Catherine Fichten, Dorit Olenik-Shemesh, Jennison Asuncion, Mary Jorgensen, Chetz Colwell
    Pages 21-44
  4. Sheryl Burgstahler, Alice Havel, Jane Seale, Dorit Olenik-Shemesh
    Pages 45-72
  5. Laura King, Sheryl Burgstahler, Björn Fisseler, Dana Kaspi-Tsahor
    Pages 73-97
  6. Tali Heiman, Tim Coughlan, Hadi Rangin, Markus Deimann
    Pages 99-115
  7. Christian Bühler, Sheryl Burgstahler, Alice Havel, Dana Kaspi-Tsahor
    Pages 117-141
  8. Jane Seale
    Pages 143-156
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 157-162

About this book


This book examines the role played by technologies in removing the disadvantage experienced by students with disabilities in higher education. Addressing five key themes, the editor and contributors explore the practices required of stakeholders within higher education institutions to mediate successful and supportive relationships between disabled learners and their technologies. Ultimately, the book argues that practice in the fields of disability, ICT and higher education is still not providing consistent and widespread positive learning experiences to students with disabilities. In order to address this situation, the field needs to creatively integrate knowledge gained through both research and practice, and to re-imagine what is needed for ICT to meaningfully contribute to a reduction in disadvantage for disabled students. This book will be of interest and value to scholars of disability studies, education and accessibility, and educational technologies. 


Disability and education Post Secondary Education Higher Education Accessibility in education Assistive Technology Inclusion in Education ICT and Inclusive Education

Editors and affiliations

  • Jane Seale
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Wellness, Education and Language StudiesThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-37124-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-37125-8
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