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Towards Accessible Innovative Assessment Items

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Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP 2016)

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Educational assessment represents a huge challenge for accessibility, and the use of highly visual assessment tasks that rely on idiosyncratic interactions that may be unfamiliar to test takers further increases that challenge. The authors describe a prototype innovative mathematics item and an initial evaluation of its usability for diverse audiences, including individuals with visual and other disabilities. The study illustrates the use of technical standards for developing accessible innovative assessment items and illustrates the challenges of meeting diverse access needs.

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Hansen, E.G., Cavalie, C., King, T., Hakkinen, M.T., White, J.J., Grant, J. (2016). Towards Accessible Innovative Assessment Items. In: Miesenberger, K., Bühler, C., Penaz, P. (eds) Computers Helping People with Special Needs. ICCHP 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 9758. Springer, Cham.

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