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Identifying Barriers to Collaborative Learning for the Blind

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7382)

Abstract

Digital materials can help blind and visually impaired students to participate in e-learning and collaborative settings. The use of multimedia content enhances the learning experience of sighted students, but new barriers arise for the visually impaired. This paper describes surveys on e-learning and collaborative settings, defines existing barriers and presents a survey on the use of computer usage, e-learning and collaborative learning amongst 42 blind and visually impaired users in educational and professional life.

Keywords

Collaborative learning CSCL virtual classroom e-learning accessibility visually impaired survey 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für InformatikUniversität PotsdamPotsdamGermany

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