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Development of online digital resource accessible for students with visual impairment

In today’s Digital world, new innovations and technologies are making life better; let it be about safety or health all are addressed by some or the other form of technology. But, people with visual impairment or blindness still face a lot of daily obstacles at school or workplace. 

To overcome this, an online resource, which address the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) accessible for students with visual impairment or blindness is developed.

A study was conducted which was outlined in a Design-Based Research methodology. It involved the analysis, design, development and implementation of a digital resource.

In the first stage of analysis, the accessibility challenges was made in a way that the design of strategies and specific technical solutions approach them.

The development process has revealed that users with visual impairment or blindness can access the online digital resources. The most visual contents and activities (based on videos and images) can be easily adjusted.

It suggested that the online accessible resources should be based on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) guidelines. It allows the correct description of the entire content by screen readers, accessible features, using audio description and providing keyword navigation.

Source:

Pisco A A M, Joana B, Luis P, et al. Development of an online digital resource accessible for students with visual impairment or blindness: Challenges and strategies, IOS Press Content Library, Work, vol. Pre-press, no. Pre-press, pp. 1-10, 202010.3233/WOR-203085

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