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Towards a Methodology for Curriculum Development within an Accessible Virtual Campus

  • Hector R. Amado-Salvatierra
  • Rocael Hernández
  • Antonio García-Cabot
  • Eva García-López
  • Concha Batanero
  • Salvador Otón
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8548)

Abstract

The constant evolution of assistive technologies helps users with dis-abilities to have a myriad of choices to access digital content, and the application of accessibility standards and their relationship with assistive technologies enable and potentiate user interaction with web based systems for everyday activities. In the context of education through Virtual Learning Environments, a basic stone of the web accessibility initiative is the content prepared and provided by teachers, but they need to be instructed on how to generate accessible documents and how to provide truly accessible curriculum developments. In this sense, E-Learning solutions adopted by several institutions, including Higher Education Institutions need to be encouraged to validate and promote accessibility within a Virtual Campus. This article presents an initiative promoted by ESVI-AL project, looking to improve accessibility in virtual higher education through the definition of systematic and replicable methodological processes for the design and implementation of accessible virtual curriculum developments.

Keywords

Accessibility Training e-Learning Curriculum Design 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hector R. Amado-Salvatierra
    • 1
  • Rocael Hernández
    • 1
  • Antonio García-Cabot
    • 2
  • Eva García-López
    • 2
  • Concha Batanero
    • 3
  • Salvador Otón
    • 2
  1. 1.GES DepartmentGalileo UniversityGuatemala
  2. 2.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of AlcaláSpain
  3. 3.Automatics DepartmentUniversity of AlcaláSpain

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