A Web Content Accessibility Evaluation Process for Learning Objects in the Context of a Virtual Learning Environment

  • Cecilia Avila
  • Silvia Baldiris
  • Ramon Fabregat
  • Juan Carlos Guevara
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-43454-3_19

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7697)
Cite this paper as:
Avila C., Baldiris S., Fabregat R., Guevara J.C. (2014) A Web Content Accessibility Evaluation Process for Learning Objects in the Context of a Virtual Learning Environment. In: Chiu D.K.W., Wang M., Popescu E., Li Q., Lau R. (eds) New Horizons in Web Based Learning. ICWL 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7697. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

A wide variety of web content editors that are included on virtual learning environments, help teachers to create learning objects as web pages to support their teaching processes, those editors add some accessibility features to the generated web content . However in most of the cases, the generated web content is not always according to all Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0). As a result, teachers and students with disabilities could not properly use the web content in their learning or teaching process. In this paper, we introduce a plug-in for the TinyMCE web content editor to support the web content accessibility manual evaluation process by applying the Case Based Reasoning technique. It is useful, when teachers use the TinyMCE editor upon the ATutor virtual learning environment, because teachers can identify web accessibility failures that can be improved by using recommendations provided by human evaluators.

Keywords

virtual learning environment learning objects web content accessibility accessibility evaluation case based reasoning 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cecilia Avila
    • 1
  • Silvia Baldiris
    • 1
  • Ramon Fabregat
    • 1
  • Juan Carlos Guevara
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut D’informàtica i AplicacionsUniversitat de GironaGironaSpain
  2. 2.Facultad TecnológicaUniversidad Distrital Francisco José de CaldasBogotáColombia

Personalised recommendations