Implementing WAI Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines in Developing Adaptive Elearning

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Said Talhi 1,* Fairouz Khadraoui 1 Mahieddine Djoudi 2

1. Computer Science LASTIC Laboratory, University of Batna, Algeria

2. Laboratoire SIC & Equipe IRMA, University of Poitiers, France

* Corresponding author.


Received: 16 May 2012 / Revised: 10 Jun. 2012 / Accepted: 23 Jul. 2012 / Published: 8 Sep. 2012

Index Terms

Accessibility guidelines, Elearning, Adaptive Learning Systems, Authoring Tools, Engineering Education


Adaptive learning technology allows for the development of more personalized online learning experiences with materials that adapt to student performance and skill level. The term “adaptive” is also used to describe Assistive Technologies that allow the usability of online based courses for learners with disabilities and special needs. Authoring tools can enable, encourage, and assist authors in the creation of elearning content. Because most of the content of the Web based adaptive learning is created using authoring tools, they may be accessible to authors regardless of disability and they may support and encourage the authors in creating accessible elearning content. This paper presents an authoring tool designed for developing accessible adaptive elearning. The authoring tool, dedicated to Algerian universities, is designed to satisfy the W3C/WAI Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG), and to allow collaboration functionalities among teachers where building elearning courses. After presenting the W3C/WAI accessibility guidelines, the collaborative authoring tool is outlined.

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Said Talhi, Fairouz Khadraoui, Mahieddine Djoudi, "Implementing WAI Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines in Developing Adaptive Elearning", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science(IJMECS), vol.4, no.9, pp.1-13, 2012. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2012.09.01 


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