Title: E-accessibility supports researchers with disabilities
Authors : Darvishy, Alireza
Proceedings: 2017 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Accessibility (ICTA) : Proceedings
Conference details: ICTA 2017, Muscat, Oman, 19 - 21 December 2017
Publisher / Ed. Institution : IEEE
Issue Date: 2018
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Abstract)
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 004: Computer science
362: Health and social services
Abstract: This paper introduces different barriers encountered by researchers and lecturers with disabilities or chronic health conditions (RWDs) in academia, as well as requirements for an inclusive ICT environment in order to overcome these barriers (work in progress). These barriers were identified by carrying out interviews with RWDs and focus groups. While some of the barriers are similar to barriers faced by students with disabilities, others are very specific to RWDs. Continuous monitoring and assessment of digital accessibility at higher educational institutions is crucial to maintain an accessible environment for this group of people with disabilities. The terms "digital accessibility", "e-accessibility", and "ICT-Accessibility" are used interchangeably in this paper.
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Information Technology (InIT)
Publication type: Conference Paper
DOI : 10.1109/ICTA.2017.8336066
ISBN: 978-1-5386-4460-7
ISSN: 2379-4402
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/15668
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