Disability standards and guidelines for learning management systems: Evaluating accessibility

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dc.contributor.author Moreno, Lourdes
dc.contributor.author Iglesias, Ana
dc.contributor.author Calvo, Rocío
dc.contributor.author Delgado, Sandra
dc.contributor.author Zaragoza, Luis
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-23T16:20:17Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-23T16:20:17Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Higher education institutions and learning management systems: Adoption and standardization. Babo, Rosalinda; Azevedo, Ana (editors). Igi Global, 2012, pp. 199-218
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-60960-884-2 (hardcover)
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-60960-885-9 (ebook)
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-60960-886-6 (print & perpetual access)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/16774
dc.description.abstract Currently, the great majority of institutions of higher education use Learning Content Management Systems (LCMSs) and Learning Management Systems (LMS) as pedagogical tools. In order to make these systems accessible to all students, it is important to take into account not only educational standards, but also standards of accessibility. It is essential to have with procedures and well-established method for evaluating these tools, so in this paper we propose a method for evaluating the accessibility of LCMSs and LMS based on a consideration of particular accessibility standards and other technological and human aspects. The method application is for all LMS, in order to illustrate the effectiveness of the evaluation method, we present a case study over the widely-used LMS Moodle1. In the case study, the accessibility of Moodle is evaluated thoroughly from the point of view of visually-impaired persons. The results obtained from the case study demonstrate that this LMS is partially accessible. The evaluation shows that the tool provides poor support to the authors of accessible educational contents.
dc.description.sponsorship This research work was supported by the Research Network MA2VICMR (S2009/TIC-1542) (see www.mavir.net/), GEMMA (TSI-020302- 2010-141) and SAGAS (TSI-020100-2010-184) research projects.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Igi Global
dc.rights © 2012 IGI Global
dc.subject.other e-Learning
dc.title Disability standards and guidelines for learning management systems: Evaluating accessibility
dc.type bookPart
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60960-884-2.ch010
dc.subject.eciencia Informática
dc.identifier.doi 10.4018/978-1-60960-884-2.ch010
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Comunidad de Madrid. S2009/TIC-1542/MA2VICMR
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 199
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 218
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Higher education institutions and learning management systems: Adoption and standardization
dc.identifier.uxxi CO/0000005253
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