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dc.contributor.authorHarpur, Paulen_US
dc.contributor.authorLoudoun, Rebeccaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T11:27:22Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T11:27:22Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-02-10T02:58:50Z
dc.identifier.issn1360080Xen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/1360080X.2011.550088en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/41705
dc.description.abstractOne of the biggest challenges confronting university students with print disabilities, such as blindness, is accessing the written word. In the past it was necessary to read text books onto cassette tape or turn them to Braille so these students could access the text books. Technological advances are making university life increasingly accessible for students with print disabilities. Using a combination of survey data and policy searches, the paper examines whether Australian universities are enabling students with print disabilities to take advantage of these technological advances. Results revealed that Australian universities are not ensuring that students with print disabilities have timely access to textbooks required for their university studies as a result of a combination of factors including inefficiencies caused by the statutory agency which regulates copyright, and by some universities having policies to provide minimal support to these students. These findings are discussed alongside a range of reforms which take into consideration publishers' copyright concerns, universities' cost limitations and the desire of students with print disabilities to gain access to textbooks.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom153en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto167en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Higher Education Policy and Managementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume33en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHigher Educationen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130103en_US
dc.titleThe barrier of the written word: analysing universities' policies to students with print disabilitiesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Lawen_US
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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