Screen readers use in TelEduc: a case study

by Wataya, Roberto Sussumu

Abstract (Summary)
The goal of the present work was to study accessibility in the Telematic EnvironmentTelEduc of the Visually Impaired - VI, using the Screen Readers (SR) software DosVoxand Jaws. The theoretical foundations used can be found in studies related to DistanceEducation such as the approaches: Broadcast, Traditional Classroom Virtualization andVirtual Being Together that embraces the Contextualized Constructivism. The study wasbased on theories of authors such as P. Freire, S. Papert, L. Vygotsky, J. A. Valente,M.E.B. Almeida, M.E. B.B. Prado, E. T. M. Schlünzen, among others. First the research expIored how the SR software, the tooIs and the contents of the Proinesp-II program'scourse, contributed to the training of teachers at a distance in information technoIogy inSpecial Education. The results indicated that there were minar differences between the twosoftware but the causes of the differences could not be identified from the nature of theinformation collected. The second study analyzed the SR software, the course's tools andcontents. Twenty sessions with two VI were realized, during which they interacted in the course. The data was coIleted in two stages and the analyses were recorded and transcribedin Tables. The anaIysis ofthe results ofthe two studies showed, aIhong olheI aspects, thatboth SR, DosVox and Jaws software, with their small differences aIlow VI access inTelEduc
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:José Armando Valente

School:Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:Screen readers - SR Case study Distance education Visually impaired VI


Date of Publication:11/30/2003

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