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ERIC Number: EJ1160457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2167-8715
Barriers to Fanfiction Access: Results from a Usability Inspection of
Lammers, Jayne C.; Palumbo, Nicholas P.
Journal of Media Literacy Education, v9 n2 p76-90 2017
As researchers encourage teachers to bring fanfiction into classrooms, questions remain about whether online fanfiction communities are accessible to all students. This paper presents results from a practitioner-oriented usability inspection of, investigating challenges students with disabilities might encounter as they participate. Operating this website with screen reader assistive technology reveals navigation, social connection, and reading barriers users may face when trying to engage in typical fanfiction practices. This study offers implications for media literacy educators to consider as they work to bring online media into classrooms without further marginalizing students with disabilities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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