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ERIC Number: EJ882899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0968-7599
Accessible or Not?: Academics' Hand Written Comments on Assessment Items Written by Students with Print Disabilities
Harpur, Paul
Disability & Society, v25 n1 p121-122 Jan 2010
Most university courses involve students sitting examinations and submitting written research papers. Many universities provide each student with individual comments on their assessment items. Generally these comments are written throughout the assessment item by the marker to provide the student with guidance on where they can improve and what areas were answered correctly. While hand written comments throughout a paper are extremely valuable for most students, where the student has a vision impairment or another print disability the use of hand written comments can deny such students receiving vital guidance. This note discusses my experiences with comments on assessment items and identifies strategies to ensure that all students have equal access to feedback on their work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Equal Access