Accessibility frameworks and models: Exploring the potential for a paradigm shift

Sheryl Burgstahler, Alice Havel, Jane Seale, Dorit Olenik-Shemesh

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The focus of this chapter is accessibility frameworks and models that have the potential to promote a paradigm shift whereby the design of ICT and related practices that ensure the needs of students with disabilities are fully addressed. In order to examine the potential of models and frameworks to bring about such a paradigm shift and transform practice this chapter will: (1) review common frameworks and associated models that influence the design and delivery of accessibility services, (2) discuss whether something other than (or in addition to) existing frameworks and associated models is needed in order to activate a paradigm shift toward more inclusive ICT and practices, and (3) discuss the implications for future research and practice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImproving Accessible Digital Practices in Higher Education
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges and New Practices for Inclusion
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9783030371258
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020


  • Accessibility
  • Disability
  • Frameworks
  • Higher education
  • ICT
  • Models

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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