Accessibility Frameworks and Models: Exploring the Potential for a Paradigm Shift
The focus of this chapter is accessibility frameworks and models that have the potential to promote a paradigm shift whereby the design of ICT and related practices that ensure the needs of students with disabilities are fully addressed. In order to examine the potential of models and frameworks to bring about such a paradigm shift and transform practice this chapter will: (1) review common frameworks and associated models that influence the design and delivery of accessibility services, (2) discuss whether something other than (or in addition to) existing frameworks and associated models is needed in order to activate a paradigm shift toward more inclusive ICT and practices, and (3) discuss the implications for future research and practice.
KeywordsICT Disability Higher education Accessibility Models Frameworks
This chapter is based on work supported by the UK Leverhulme Trust and the US National Science Foundation (grant numbers CNS-1539179 and DRL-1824540). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the policy or views of the funding sources, and you should not assume their endorsement.
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