Accessible or Not?: Academics' Hand Written Comments on Assessment Items Written by Students with Print Disabilities
Disability and Society, Volume 25, Number 1, 2010
Posted: 4 Feb 2013
Most university courses involve students sitting exams and submitting written research papers. Many universities provide each student individual comments on their assessment items. Generally these comments are written throughout the assessment item by the marker to provide the student guidance on where they can improve and what areas were answered correctly. While hand written comments throughout a paper is extremely valuable for most students, where the student has a vision impairment or another print disability the use of hand written comments can deny such students of receiving vital guidance. This note discusses my experiences with comments on assessment items and identifies strategies to ensure all students have equal access to feedback on their work.
Keywords: vision, impairment, disability, education, assessment, equality
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