A First Look into MOOCs Accessibility

The Case of Coursera
  • Najd A. Al-Mouh
  • Atheer S. Al-Khalifa
  • Hend S. Al-Khalifa
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8547)


Since the inception of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), millions of people have benefitted from their provided content. Yet, the question we need to ask is: how accessible are MOOCs especially to the Visually Impaired People (VIP)? In this paper we look thoroughly into the accessibility problems VIP face while using one of the well-know MOOCs environments ( and provide some recommendations to improve its accessibility.


Accessibility WCAG MOOCs e-Learning Screen readers Blinds 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Najd A. Al-Mouh
    • 1
  • Atheer S. Al-Khalifa
    • 1
  • Hend S. Al-Khalifa
    • 2
  1. 1.King Abdulaziz City for Science and TechnologyRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.King Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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