H810 – 2.4 Defining accessibility

Accessibility is the process of removing barriers and restrictions in order to make something more avalable

Everyone has a responcibility for accessibility, particularly those or design and develop something which people will require access to including buildings, equipment, printed materials and online content.

In an educational context accessibility refers to making education available to everyone and removing barriers through building design, and creating education that suits the needs of different learning styles and impairments.

On-line learning creates a range of specific accessibility solutions and barriers for education.

The driving forces for accessibility in the UK include legislation such as the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), as well as financial and moral reasons.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s