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.

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