Creating accessible e-learning resources for disabled students.

5. Further Resources

Web Resources: General – resources and discussion forum on web accessibility issues:

Dive into Accessibility – an excellent introduction to web accessibility:

IBM Software Accessibility Guidelines:

Microsoft Accessibility pages:

Web Accessibility in Mind (WebAIM) – Utah State University project with wide ranging information on accessibility:

World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Accessibility Initiative - resources and advice on web accessibility:

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines:

Web Resources: Accessibility and e-learning IMS Global Learning Consortium Guidelines for Developing Accessible
Learning Applications, version 1.0:

IMS Access for All Metadata Specification and IMS Accessibility for Learner Information Package Specification (IMS ACCLIP Specification). Both available from

Techdis – UK National Advisory Service on Disability, Technology and Learning:

VLE accessibility information:

 Blackboard and Accessibility:
 Web CT Accessibility: accessibility


Sloan, M. (2001) Web Accessibility and the DDA. The Journal of Information, Law and Technology (JILT) 2001 (2) Available at

Sloan, M (2002) E-Learning and Legislation. Available at

Disability Discrimination Act 1995 Part 4, Code of Practice for providers of post 16 education and related services. (Available from the Disability Rights Commission)


Paciello M (2000), Web Accessibility for People with Disabilities: CMP Books.

Thatcher J, Waddell C, Lawton Henry S, Swierenga S, Urban M, Burks M, Regan B and Bohman P (2002) Constructing Accessible Web Sites:, Glasshaus

Clark J (2002) Building Accessible Web Sites: New Riders.

Phipps L, Sutherland S and Seale J (2002) Access All Areas: disability, technology and learning: JISC, TechDIS and ALT. PDF version available on-line at:

Dunn S (2003) Return to SENDA? Implementing Accessibility for disabled students in virtual learning environments in UK further and higher education. City University London. Available online at

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