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Education and STEM on the Web

Difficulties in accessing to digital educational materials in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) mine the right of any students to receive an education according his/her preferences and to fully enjoy of opportunities offered our technology-enhanced society. Web resources are increasingly simplifying the delivering of STEM contents by offering interactive and visual models, dynamic contents, videos, quizzes, games and more. STEM content may be delivered in several ways including visually, vocally, through Braille bar or other assistive technology, 3-D printed. In this chapter we focus on accessibility of STEM Web contents for students with print disability that could be penalized by obstacles in accessing digital visual resources, impeding a fully inclusive education for all. After a brief introduction, an overview of the current state of art of accessibility of STEM contents on the Web is reported, highlighting current accessibility barriers focusing on print disability, and especially on sightless experience, are illustrated. Discussion and suggestions for future research complete this chapter.


External authors: Barbara Leporini (ISTI-CNR)
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Type: Capitolo di libro
Field of reference: Information Technology and Communication Systems

File: STEM_R26.pdf

Activity: Accessibility and Usability of User Interfaces