Learners with dyslexia: Exploring their experiences with different reading affordances. Themes in Science and Technology Education - Special issue on Language Disorders and ICT.

Chen, Chwen Jen and Keong, M.W. and Teh, Chee Siong and Chuah, Kee-Man (2015) Learners with dyslexia: Exploring their experiences with different reading affordances. Themes in Science and Technology Education - Special issue on Language Disorders and ICT. Themes in Science and Technology Education, 8 (1). pp. 63-79. ISSN 1791-3721

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Abstract

To date, empirically derived guidelines for designing accessible online learning environments for learners with dyslexia are still scarce. This study aims to explore the learning experience of learners with dyslexia when reading passages using different online reading affordances to derive some guidelines for dyslexia-friendly online text. The study employed a multiple-case qualitative approach and key themes were interpreted based on these learners’ perceived learning, engagement and satisfaction. The study concludes that the use of screen reader for online reading should be optional, adequate control of screen reader should be provided and screen reader is more beneficial when online text is written in a language that the learner is not proficient. Results from this study also provide empirical support of the appropriateness of some existing web accessibility guidelines.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dyslexia, online learning environments, screen reader, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Pauline Beremas ak George Gerrie
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2016 04:12
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2016 04:12
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/10029

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