Document Type

Conference Proceeding


Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education


Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences


School of Communications and Multimedia




This article was originally published as: Bate, F. & Oliver, R. (2002). Beyond W3C: TruVision - Enhanced online learning for people blind or vision impaired. In P. Barker & S. Rebelsky (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2002 (pp. 99-104). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Original article available here


This paper describes the design and development of TruVision, an online learning environment designed to enable blind and vision impaired students to develop skills and expertise in elementary and advanced information processing strategies to enable them tom seek full-time employment within industry in such positions as administrative assistants, Help Desk personnel and data entry operators. Truvision is a product within The Flexible Learning Toolboxes Project , a component of the Australian Flexible Learning Framework for the National Vocational Education and Training System 2000-2004 (AFL Framework). The AFL Framework is designed to support the accelerated take-up of flexible learning modes and position Australian VET as a world leader in applying new technologies to vocational education products and services. This paper describes the TruVision product and showcases its innovative design based on very stringent accessibility needs and guidelines.

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