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Improving Accessible Digital Practices in Higher Education

Challenges and New Practices for Inclusion

Editors: Seale, Jane (Ed.)

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  • Argues that practice in the fields of disability, ICT and higher education is not providing consistent and positive learning experiences to students with disabilities
  • Calls for a creative re-imagining of the contribution of ICT to reducing disadvantage for disabled students
  • Examines how stakeholders in higher education can mediate successful relationships between disabled learners and their technologies
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This book examines the role played by technologies in removing the disadvantage experienced by students with disabilities in higher education. Addressing five key themes, the editor and contributors explore the practices required of stakeholders within higher education institutions to mediate successful and supportive relationships between disabled learners and their technologies. Ultimately, the book argues that practice in the fields of disability, ICT and higher education is still not providing consistent and widespread positive learning experiences to students with disabilities. In order to address this situation, the field needs to creatively integrate knowledge gained through both research and practice, and to re-imagine what is needed for ICT to meaningfully contribute to a reduction in disadvantage for disabled students. This book will be of interest and value to scholars of disability studies, education and accessibility, and educational technologies. 

About the authors

Jane Seale is Professor of Education at the Open University, UK. Her research focuses on the role technologies play in the lives of adults with learning disabilities, and the factors that influence or sustain the digital exclusion of disabled learners. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-19

    Seale, Jane

  • Higher Education, Information and Communication Technologies and Students with Disabilities: An Overview of the Current Situation

    Pages 21-44

    Fichten, Catherine (et al.)

  • Accessibility Frameworks and Models: Exploring the Potential for a Paradigm Shift

    Pages 45-72

    Burgstahler, Sheryl (et al.)

  • New Perspectives on Stakeholders: Who Needs to Step Up to the Plate and How?

    Pages 73-97

    King, Laura (et al.)

  • New Designs or New Practices? Multiple Perspectives on the ICT and Accessibility Conundrum

    Pages 99-115

    Heiman, Tali (et al.)

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eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-37125-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-37124-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Improving Accessible Digital Practices in Higher Education
Book Subtitle
Challenges and New Practices for Inclusion
Editors
  • Jane Seale
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-37125-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-37125-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-37124-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 162
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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