Educational Resources Accessible on the Tele-rehabilitation Platform

  • Patricia Acosta-VargasEmail author
  • Wilmer Esparza
  • Yves Rybarczyk
  • Mario González
  • Santiago Villarreal
  • Janio Jadán
  • César Guevara
  • Sandra Sanchez-Gordon
  • Tania Calle-Jimenez
  • Jonathan Baldeon
  • Isabel L. Nunes
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 781)


This research is part of a telemedicine platform project to guide and accompany the patient online, during rehabilitation after total or partial hip replacement surgery. The study proposes to apply the Accessibility Guidelines for educational content in accordance with the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) accessibility guidelines. The main functionalities of the tele-rehabilitation platform involve the execution of rehabilitation movements, remote communication with health professionals, and therapeutic education of the patient during the recovery process. This article discusses the guidelines that the teaching-learning resources for elderly patients must meet to generate inclusive and easily accessible resources. The present study takes into consideration specific parameters relevant to the design of educational resources, with the aim of providing more accessible and inclusive educational guidelines for elderly patients.


Accessibility elderly patients Educational resources Tele-rehabilitation platform WAI WCAG 2.0 



The authors thank CEDIA for partially funding this study through the project “CEPRA XI-2017-15 Telerehabilitación”. They also thank MSc. Alejandro Galvis and MSc. Luis Gallardo for his collaboration in the evaluations carried out.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia Acosta-Vargas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wilmer Esparza
    • 1
  • Yves Rybarczyk
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mario González
    • 1
  • Santiago Villarreal
    • 1
  • Janio Jadán
    • 3
  • César Guevara
    • 3
  • Sandra Sanchez-Gordon
    • 4
  • Tania Calle-Jimenez
    • 4
  • Jonathan Baldeon
    • 1
  • Isabel L. Nunes
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Intelligent & Interactive Systems LabUniversidad de Las AméricasQuitoEcuador
  2. 2.CTS/UNINOVA, DEENova University of LisbonMonte de CaparicaPortugal
  3. 3.Universidad Tecnológica IndoaméricaAmbatoEcuador
  4. 4.Escuela Politécnica NacionalQuitoEcuador
  5. 5.Faculty of Science and TechnologyUniversidade NOVA de LisboaCaparicaPortugal
  6. 6.UNIDEMICaparicaPortugal

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