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A First Look into MOOCs Accessibility

The Case of Coursera

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Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP 2014)

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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 (Coursera.org) and provide some recommendations to improve its accessibility.

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Al-Mouh, N.A., Al-Khalifa, A.S., Al-Khalifa, H.S. (2014). A First Look into MOOCs Accessibility. In: Miesenberger, K., Fels, D., Archambault, D., Peňáz, P., Zagler, W. (eds) Computers Helping People with Special Needs. ICCHP 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8547. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08596-8_22

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