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ERIC Number: EJ853873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1492-3831
Using Internet Audio to Enhance Online Accessibility
Schwartz, Linda Matula
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, v5 n2 Aug 2004
Accessibility to online education programs is an important factor that requires continued research, improvement, and regulation. Particularly valuable in the enhancement of online accessibility is the Voice-over Internet Protocol (VOIP) medium. VOIP compresses analog voice data and converts it into digital packets for transmission over the Internet, enabling speech, language translation, transmission of voice cues and emotion, as well as hands-free and eyes-free navigation. VOIP applications provide significant opportunities to increase the accessibility of online distance education, by virtue of the additional features they incorporate.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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