In 2017 Vision Australia conducted survey-based research into the online learning experiences of university students who are blind or have low vision. 34 of the 35 respondents reported that experienced significant barriers when trying to use online learning environments, and in some cases these barriers prevented the students from completing their university studies.
This podcast episode is the audio taken from our webinar, 2018 Vision Australia Report: Online, but off-track. Bruce Maguire outlines and discusses the findings of Vision Australia’s research into the significant barriers to online learning experienced by university students who are blind or have low vision.
Bruce is blind and has a Master’s degree in Policy and Applied Social Research. Before joining Vision Australia in 2008, Bruce worked in the Disability Rights Unit at the Australian Human Rights Commission. He has also been Chair of the Australian Braille Authority and President of the Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities. He also led Vision Australia’s research project into barriers to online learning experienced by university students who are blind or have low vision.
2018 Vision Australia Report: Barriers to Online Learning Experienced by University Students who are Blind or Have Low Vision. https://www.visionaustralia.org/community/news/2019-08-23/online-track
ADCET Webinar: 2018 Vision Australia Report: Online, but off-track -https://www.adcet.edu.au/resource/10319/adcet-webinar-2018-vision-australia-report-online-but-off-track/
Head to our website to view the episode transcript: https://www.adcet.edu.au/resource/10339/podcast-2018-vision-australia-report-online-but-off-track/