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Williams, Peter – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2017
The Internet can be an excellent tool to help people with learning disabilities access relevant and appropriately written information. However, little work has been undertaken to ascertain web design or content preferences for this cohort. This paper examines methods to address this issue. Twenty five participants were presented with three web…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Preferences, Learning Disabilities, Internet
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Williams, Peter; Hennig, Christian – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2015
Much relevant internet-mediated information is inaccessible to people with learning disabilities because of difficulties in navigating the web. This paper reports on the methods undertaken to determine how information can be optimally presented for this cohort. Qualitative work is outlined where attributes relating to site layout affecting…
Descriptors: Internet, Learning Disabilities, Web Sites, Qualitative Research
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Williams, Peter – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2013
The need for social inclusion, informed choice and the facilitation of independent living for people with learning disabilities (LD) is being emphasised ever more by government, professionals, academics and, indeed, by people with LD themselves, particularly in self-advocacy groups. Achieving goals around inclusion and autonomy requires access to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Inclusion, Access to Information
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Williams, Peter; Hanson-Baldauf, Dana – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2010
This paper contributes to an incremental base of research exploring usability issues related to information and communication experiences and needs of individuals with learning difficulties. A web portal designed specifically with the intended users in mind (i.e. individuals with learning difficulties) has been developed and piloted through a Rix…
Descriptors: Readability, Learning Disabilities, Internet, Access to Information