The Lectopia service and students with disabilities
The Lectopia lecture capture and publication system was introduced to The University of Western Australia in 1999. Since this time the project team has regularly received feedback from students with disabilities or medical conditions, as well as from the University’s Diversity Projects Office, regarding the positive impact Lectopia has had on their learning activities. Throughout the project’s history the feedback received from these two groups, predominantly provided informally, has helped to shape the system’s development. In 2006 the team undertook to conduct a thorough analysis of why and how students with disabilities or medical conditions are using Lectopia, the perceived benefits derived and the problems encountered. It is anticipated that results from this analysis will further assist the project team to refine the system to ensure it continues to meet the needs of the University’s diverse student population.
Keywords: lecture recordings, students with disabilities or medical conditions, accessibility