Inclusive design of computer aided learning facilities for children with motion disabilities

Kin Wai Michael SIU, Mei Seung Michelle LAM

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Abstract

Computer aided learning has become increasingly popular for children. However, children with motion disabilities face a lot of difficulties in computer aided learning due to the poor design quality of the computer aided learning facilities and the devices within them. A case study was carried out in Hong Kong to review the designs of computer aided learning facilities for children with motion disabilities. The findings show that many current facilities are not user-friendly for children with motion disabilities. This paper identifies the deficiencies of current computer aided learning facilities. By considering the degree of inclusiveness, the paper discusses and proposes some design directions of computer aided learning for the children with motion disabilities. Copyright © 2012 Springer-Verlag GmbH.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging computation and information teChnologies for education: Proceeding of 2012 International Conference on Emerging Computation and Information teChnologies for Education, ECICE 2012
EditorsElwin MAO, Linli XU, Wenya TIAN
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherSpringer
Pages563-570
ISBN (Print)9783642284656, 9783642284663
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Citation

Siu, K. W. M., & Lam, M. S. (2012). Inclusive design of computer aided learning facilities for children with motion disabilities. In E. Mao, L. Xu, & W. Tian (Eds.), Emerging computation and information teChnologies for education: Proceeding of 2012 International Conference on Emerging Computation and Information teChnologies for Education, ECICE 2012 (pp.563-570). New York: Springer.

Keywords

  • Children with motion disabilities (CMD)
  • Computer aided learning (CAL)
  • Equal opportunity
  • Inclusive design
  • Inclusiveness
  • Special needs