TECHCLASS LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM COMMITMENT TO ACCESSIBILITY AND SPECIAL EDUCATION
TechClass Ltd (FINLAND)
About this paper:
Conference name: 17th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 6-8 March, 2023
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:Learning management systems tend to bring more possibilities and values to their users, whether students, lecturers, or university staff. To carry out the requirement engineering task of a learning management system, architectures and decision-makers tend to target architecturally significant requirements which impact a more substantial number of their users to make the outcome of their deliveries more efficient. Constantly having such a mindset will deprive some specific group of users of benefiting from the actual values of such systems. By mainly focusing on finding ways to bring more revenue to one organization, many philanthropic concerns are more likely to avoid or not have much of a high priority compared to the other problems. This paper first analyses the definition of learning disability and accessibility on the web. Then it evaluates the status of accessibility in the TechClass Learning Management System to demonstrate whether its features are accessible to users with special needs. Finally, the paper discusses the ethics behind making decisions to target architecturally significant requirements in TechClass and then demonstrates the processes of planning, implementing, and delivering the features of the TechClass Learning Management System to emphasize the importance of providing all of the platform's features and capabilities fully accessible by every group of users.
Keywords: Accessibility, special education, e-learning, learning management systems, learning disability, Virtual Learning Environment.