Disability Standards and Guidelines for Learning Management Systems: Evaluating Accessibility

Disability Standards and Guidelines for Learning Management Systems: Evaluating Accessibility

Lourdes Moreno (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain), Ana Iglesias (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain), Rocío Calvo (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain), Sandra Delgado (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain) and Luis Zaragoza (News Service, Radio Nacional de España, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0011-9.ch712
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Abstract

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.
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Background

For the present study, we have considered a wide variety of previous published works on accessibility standards and regulations, LMS incorporating accessibility requirements into their design, as well as studies of LMS accessibility evaluation methods. With regard to this last point, the user-centered design (UCD) approach is considered and developed here.

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