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dc.contributor.authorHarpur, P
dc.contributor.authorLoudoun, R
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:12:14Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:12:14Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.modified2012-02-10T02:58:50Z
dc.identifier.issn1360-080X
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/1360080X.2011.550088
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.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom153
dc.relation.ispartofpageto167
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Higher Education Policy and Management
dc.relation.ispartofvolume33
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHigher Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation Systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1301
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1605
dc.titleThe barrier of the written word: analysing universities' policies to students with print disabilities
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Law
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorLoudoun, Rebecca J.
gro.griffith.authorHarpur, Paul


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