Implementing A Holistic Approach To E-Learning Accessibility

24 October 2005, England

UKOLN, the national advisory centre partly funded by Museums Libraries and Archives (MLA), has recently published a paper on e-learning accessibility which won a prize for the Best Research Paper at the international ALT-C e-learning conference held at the University of Manchester in September 2005.
The paper by Brian Kelly of UKOLN (and co-authored by Lawrie Phipps and Caro Howell) reviewed the limitations of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) approach to Web accessibility, especially when applied to e-learning accessibility. The Tate Gallery's iMap service, which provides an educational resource for the visually impaired about the paintings of Picasso and Matisse was used as an example of an application of the holistic approach for e-learning accessibility which was developed by UKOLN together with the JISC-funded TechDis advisory service. The page linked to below has a number of other disability and arts publications.