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Title: Usability of mobile augmented reality authoring tools for the creation of accessible content
Authors: Tesolin, Amy
Supervisor(s): Moisey, Susan (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University) Tsinakos, Avgoustos (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University)
Examining Committee: Klemke, Roland (Faculty of Educational Sciences, Technology Enhanced Learning and Education, Open University of the Netherlands)
Degree: M.Ed.(DE)
Department: Centre for Distance Education
Keywords: mobile augmented reality (MAR)
authoring tools (AT)
students with disabilities
authoring tools accessibility guidelines (ATAG)
distance education
Issue Date: 22-May-2020
Abstract: Mobile Augmented Reality (MAR) has been touted as a transformative technology in distance education. Studies have shown that students with disabilities achieve success through MAR applications, but that distance educators lack the resources to create accessible MAR content. This case study examined the usability of four selected MAR authoring tools based on their ability to create accessible content. During the creation of the content, I assessed the extent to which relevant success criteria outlined in the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG 2.0) were met and analyzed my Research Journal through this process. The results of this study showed that none of the selected MAR authoring met any of the ATAG 2.0 success criteria. Analysis of the Research Journal revealed a more contextualized understanding of the assessment and a supplemental proposed framework that may potentially assist in the future creation of accessible MAR.
Graduation Date: Jun-2020
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10791/318
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