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Access toolkit for education

Access toolkit for education
Access toolkit for education
This paper describes three tools that have been developed to help overcome accessibility, usability and productivity issues identified by disabled students. The Web2Access website allows users to test any Web 2.0 site or software application against a series of checks linked to the WCAG 2.0 and other guidelines. The Access Tools accessible menu helps with navigation to portable pen drive applications that can assist with accessibility, productivity and leisure activities when on the move. The accessible Toolbar provides support for the majority of browsers and accessible websites through magnification, spellchecking, text to speech readout, dictionary definitions and referencing modification of text, page style, colour and layout.
accessibility, tool, learning
Wald, Mike
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Draffan, E.A.
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Skuse, Sebastian
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Newman, Russell
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Phethean, Chris
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Wald, Mike
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Draffan, E.A.
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Skuse, Sebastian
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Newman, Russell
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Phethean, Chris
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Wald, Mike, Draffan, E.A., Skuse, Sebastian, Newman, Russell and Phethean, Chris (2012) Access toolkit for education. At 13th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP 2012) 13th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP 2012), Austria. 11 - 13 Jul 2012. 8 pp.

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Abstract

This paper describes three tools that have been developed to help overcome accessibility, usability and productivity issues identified by disabled students. The Web2Access website allows users to test any Web 2.0 site or software application against a series of checks linked to the WCAG 2.0 and other guidelines. The Access Tools accessible menu helps with navigation to portable pen drive applications that can assist with accessibility, productivity and leisure activities when on the move. The accessible Toolbar provides support for the majority of browsers and accessible websites through magnification, spellchecking, text to speech readout, dictionary definitions and referencing modification of text, page style, colour and layout.

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Published date: July 2012
Venue - Dates: 13th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP 2012), Austria, 2012-07-11 - 2012-07-13
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Keywords: accessibility, tool, learning
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 340720
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/340720
PURE UUID: 75d5e5d2-e64a-414e-be41-0e703742e5ef
ORCID for Chris Phethean: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7697-6585

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Date deposited: 30 Jun 2012 12:39
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:42

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Author: Mike Wald
Author: E.A. Draffan
Author: Sebastian Skuse
Author: Russell Newman
Author: Chris Phethean ORCID iD

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