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Sergio Luján Mora

Catedrático de Universidad

Towards an Accessible UX for People with Disabilities in Open Educational Resources Websites

Rosa Navarrete, Myriam Peñafiel, Maritzol Tenemaza, Sergio Luján-Mora
Proceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conferences on Usability & User Experience, and Human Factors and Assistive Technology (AHFE 2019), p. 58-70, Washington D.C. (USA), July 24-28, 2019. ISBN: 978-3-030-19134-4.
(AHFE'19b) Congreso internacional / International conference


The OER movement strives to support quality education being inclusive, equitable, open and participatory. Nevertheless, people with disabilities are still hindered from taking advantage of OER because of issues related to accessibility and usability in OER environments. Frequently, accessibility has not been wholly ensured, both in the website interface and in educational resources, and usability considerations have often excluded the specific needs of people with disabilities. We propose an architecture design for the OER environment guided by the concept of accessible user experience (aUX) that enhance accessibility and usability for a user disability profile. This design produces an adaptive response from the web interface that facilitates perception, understanding, navigation, and operation. Finally, to improve the meaning of information in search results for OER on the Web, we propose the embedded markup through a set of descriptors that can be interpreted by major search engines.