Analysis of Accessibility of the e-Learning Platforms According to the WCAG 2.0 Standard Compliance

Bocevska, A. and Savoska, S. and Ristevski, B. and Blazheska-Tabakovska, N. (2018) Analysis of Accessibility of the e-Learning Platforms According to the WCAG 2.0 Standard Compliance. “St Kliment Ohridski” University - Bitola, Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies - Bitola, Republic of Macedonia, pp. 26-31. ISBN 978-9989-870-80-4

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Access to information and communication for people with disabilities through modern technology is an important requirement for their social inclusion in the institutions of every country, European Union and other international organizations. Learning management systems (LMSs) have to be accessible in order to enable people with disabilities to take part in the educational and learning processes. Although the accessibility of the learning management systems is improving, they still possess significant challenges for users with disabilities. This paper analyzes the accessibility of the latest public version of the respective LMSs such as Moodle, Eliademy, Docebo, Sakai and ATutor for people with disabilities. The considered criteria are with different levels of compliance in accordance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. The goal of this analysis is not to rate or rank these LMSs for accessibility, but to highlight some points about how the presence or absence of certain key usability/accessibility features can significantly impact users' experience. The analysis covered the following types of impairments: visual, hearing and motor impairments. Recommendations derived from the practical use of these systems will be used to support decision-making in the project activities of CROSS4ALL IPA2 for selecting a suitable e-learning platform to increase the digital literacy for e-health of the population of the border area for whom this project is intended.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Engineering and Technology > Electrical engineering, electronic engineering,information engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies
Depositing User: Mrs Natasha Blazheska-Tabakovska
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2019 22:56
Last Modified: 13 May 2019 08:32

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