Investigating Strategies for Dyslexia Friendly Online Learning Environment (on-going project)

Kartini, Abd Ghani and Keong, Melissa Wei Yin and Chen, Chwen Jen and Ong, Puay Hoon (2014) Investigating Strategies for Dyslexia Friendly Online Learning Environment (on-going project). [Magazine and Newsletter] (Submitted)

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Abstract

The rapid development in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has promoted the use of online learning in universities, secondary schools and primary schools around the world, including Malaysia. The Education Act 1996 in Malaysia clearly states that the government ought to provide high standard of education to every individual in the country, including children with special education needs. This study focuses on dyslexia, a specific learning difficulty with reading, spelling, writing, memorising and numeracy which affects the learning process. Some of the common problems dyslexic encounter when using the Internet includes small fonts, poor contrast background, large blocks of text, cluttered page layouts, and justified text. This implies that the often adapted usability principles for web accessibility and design do not generally consider these limitations of dyslexics, therefore producing insourmountable barriers for them when engaging the web. This poster presents the underlying difficulties of dyslexics and how the proposed strategies can help to alleviate some of their difficulties.

Item Type: Magazine and Newsletter
Additional Information: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dyslexia, friendly online learning environments, 2014, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS, universiti, university, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, undergraduate, research, postgraduate, research
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 22 May 2014 01:58
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2016 01:01
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/2929

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