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From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 11:08:11 -0500
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----- Original Message -----
From: "John Michael Hodgson" <jmhodgson1@UCLAN.AC.UK>
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2002 10:55 AM
Subject: Animation for Access

Hi All
I am interested to discover any research which deals with the use of
animation to help overcome the type of disabilities which limit  access
to text-based learning resources.
I suppose I am considering those people who have personal circumstances
which might affect their  mastery of written language. For example,
people who have been deaf from birth and possibly, some students with
specific learning disabilities. Current discussion seems to focus around
text reading as the only key to accessibility; which is not surprising
the traditional emphasis on the written word in education. I am
to find research  which helps establish whether or not there is any
advantage in using animation as an additional  tool for accessibility.
Can anyone help me out? Or at least point me in the right direction?


ps. apols for cross posting

John Hodgson
Specialist Senior Technician
Specialised Learning Resource Unit (SLRU)
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, Lancashire.
United Kingdom
e-mail: jmhodgson1@uclan.ac.uk
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