Accessible Learning Management Systems: Students’ Experiences and Insights
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Learning Management System, Disabilities, Accessibility, Inclusive Higher Education.

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KAROVSKA RISTOVSKA, A. ., RASHIKJ-CANEVSKA, O., TASEVSKA, A., BRUZIENE, R., ORECHOVA, M., PAIVA DIAS, G., BRITO, E., & HAUBRO, H. (2021). Accessible Learning Management Systems: Students’ Experiences and Insights. PRIZREN SOCIAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, 5(2), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.32936/pssj.v5i2.224

Abstract

Learning Management System (LMS) is a type of an e-learning system is one of the main infrastructural requirements that improves access to higher education for persons with disabilities.

The primary aim of the research study[1] was to explore perceptions of students with disabilities regarding the use and accessibility of learning management systems and benefits and/or barriers in e-learning.

Students mainly have negative experiences while attempting to enter university web-sites/libraries/LMSs because of the inadequate adaptation to the specific needs of students with disabilities. In countries that do not have a developed LMS, the prevalent mean of communication with professors is via e-mail, in those where there is a LMS, there is not a fully accessibility of entire content and services for students with special needs.

This research defined the need for creation of an accessible LMS or adjusted already existing LMS with accessibility solutions such as: a text-to-speech engine for blind students, a mode with sign language support for deaf students and a mode which supports dyslexic. 

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