It's been an interesting week . . . I had eye surgery and have been recovering somewhat slowly ever since.
However, as I've been trying to do my coursework in 15-minute increments--trying not to strain the ol' eyeballs--I started thinking about eLearning for the visually impaired. Too often, I make the assumption that my learners will have full use of their eyes and ears. However, that's not always the case; learners come in all shapes and sizes and levels of abilities.
This little bout of pondering lead to a Google search on "eLearning for the visually impaired." Here are a few of the resources that I ran across:
e-Learn VIP (eLearning for Visually Impaired Persons) - This consortium has a newsletter that provides some interesting insights into designing elearning for those who are blind or visually impaired.
Customisation of an eLearning Environment for Visually Impaired Students -- This article from the Waterford Institute focuses on "how both Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and eXtensible Markup Language (XML) technologies can provide individual customisation of an eLearning environment for Visually Impaired Students."
There are a number of other available resources, but I'm at the end of my 15 minutes. I'll likely add a few more later!