Accessible Open Educational Resources for Students with Disabilities in Greece: They are Open to the Deaf
The development Open Educational Resources is the main outcome of the project “Design and Development of Accessible Educational & Instructional Material for Students with Disabilities”. A portion of the deliverables of the project that mainly concerns Deaf students, a population that is usually under presented, is presented in this article. The Collection of Educational Resources, the Bilingual Hybrid books and the online videos with interactive text navigation cover mainly elementary school needs of Deaf students. Making textbooks accessible, as Open Educational Resources, by all students including the Deaf, on a national level meets the needs of all the students in the country by creating equal opportunities for learning, participating and accessing the curriculum.
Keywordsdeaf children Greek Sign Language open educational resources
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