Access to Mathematics when Presented Online or in Electronic Media

The Challenge of Accessible Maths Access to mathematics for disabled people has been a research interest of mine for over 15 years.  My degree included Mathematics as a subsidiary subject so I studied maths up to University level but I am an engineer rather than a mathematician.  So, I understand many aspects of the symbolic […]

Screen Readers for Accessibility Evaluations

The Open Source Screen Reader NVDA Yesterday I downloaded the Open Source Screen Reader NVDA (see: https://www.nvaccess.org/).  I need a fully functional screen reader to enable me to undertake detailed accessibility evaluations.  However, the challenge now is that I have to learn to drive it properly.  That will be a steep learning curve for a week […]

What can learning analytics do for accessibility and for disabled students’ support?

Introduction I was formally (1998-2016) a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute of Educational Technology (IET) at the Open University (OU) in the UK.  It was in that context that I first started thinking about the potential of Learning Analytics in my field which is Accessibility of eLearning and Disabled Student Support.  Looking back through my […]