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Smartphones and equal access for people who are blind or have low vision

This research report finds that that while around 80 per cent of the country’s blind and low vision community own a smartphone, many users are finding limitations with the technology, such as general features being inaccessible or unaccommodating.
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Internet of Things (IoT): Education and technology

This report details findings of the Curtin University Teaching Innovation funded project Internet of Things (IoT) Education: Implications for Students with Disabilities. This project aimed to provide insight into both the potential risks and benefits of the IoT for tertiary students with disabilities, particularly in...
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Mainstreaming captions for online lectures in higher education in Australia

Captions can be defined as the text version of speech and other sound in traditional audio visual media such as films, television, DVDs and online videos. Captions are usually provided to enhance audio content and are typically recognised as benefitting two main groups – people...
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Access and barriers to online education for people with disabilities

This paper reports on a study conducted in 2014 and 2015 that explored the accessibility of eLearning for students with disabilities studying fully online in Australia. Executive Summary The study looked at students studying through Open Universities Australia (OUA). OUA brings together 15 different independent...