Technology-enhanced training for people with disabilities: The eAccess2Learn Framework
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During the last years the design and development of web-based educational systems for disabled group of learners has attracted the attention of technology-enhanced learning community. However, although a number of such systems have been designed to meet accessibility needs and preferences for those groups, most of them anticipate special-purpose eTraining material and keep their eTraining activities local to the particular system in use. As a result, neither reuse of existing digital training resources (widely available nowadays in web-based repositories) nor sharing of best technology-facilitated training practices among the communities of educational practitioners and training organizations, is supported by these systems. Within this context, in this paper we present the eAccess2Learn Framework which aims at providing tools and services that facilitate the design and development of accessible eTraining Resources and Courses that bare the potential to be inter-exchanged between different eTraining Platforms and Programmes, thus, making them potentially exploitable and re-usable between different disabled user groups. © 2010 IEEE.
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