ICT and Universal Access to Education: Towards a Culture of Accessibility

  • Stefania Bocconi
  • Michela Ott
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 278)


This paper deals with the issue of evaluating, documenting and spreading information about the accessibility of ICT-based educational products and also provides an example of how this can be done. This mainly goes in the direction of concretely supporting e-inclusion and Universal Access to education. As a matter of fact, provided that the accessibility of digital educational resources is carefully assessed and documented, teachers and educators have the possibility to choose and adopt those products that are fully “accessible” by “all” their students. From a wider perspective, this approach also goes in the direction of spreading the “culture of accessibility” and represents a further step onwards to guarantee the inclusion of students with disabilities.


E-inclusion Accessibility Educational software Digital resources 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefania Bocconi
    • 1
  • Michela Ott
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto Tecnologie Didattiche – CNRGenoaItaly

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