Andy HeathAxelrod Access for All http://axelafa.comSome thoughts about a problem I     keep on coming across  Objective: p...
Crossing the Gap                               AccessibilityFunctional Requirements (I need X) <-------->  Medical Model  ...
Crossing the Gap            Some things I noticed                               AccessibilityFunctional Requirements (I ne...
How to cross the gap•   Sometimes the model is the best we have:    •   E.g. Medical Model of Accessibility – medical     ...
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Andy Heath: ePortfolio processes and personalisation - a resurgence in demand?

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Presented at the CETIS/CIEPD event Future Learners, new Opportunities and Technology at the University of Nottingham on 11th December 2012

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Andy Heath: ePortfolio processes and personalisation - a resurgence in demand?

  1. 1. Andy HeathAxelrod Access for All http://axelafa.comSome thoughts about a problem I keep on coming across Objective: provoke thoughtNottingham 11 December 2012 th 1
  2. 2. Crossing the Gap AccessibilityFunctional Requirements (I need X) <--------> Medical Model (You have condition Y) AssessmentI can do lots of things <--------> How do you fit in this categorisation Competency FrameworksI can do lots of things <--------> I need you to have competency Y TeachingI will learn <--------> I have Knowledge GeneralThe Individual <--------> Model of Individual 2
  3. 3. Crossing the Gap Some things I noticed AccessibilityFunctional Requirements (I need X) FEAR You have condition YIts not meIts not who I amIts not what I need, its what you need me to haveIt may be misused Myers-Briggs-JungIntuitive Types ? FEAR Sensory Types 3
  4. 4. How to cross the gap• Sometimes the model is the best we have: • E.g. Medical Model of Accessibility – medical Science IS a model – it develops • We forget they are approximations not reality• How can we get past this problem ?• Being explicit about it ? Developing explicit mappings from the model to implementations ? 4

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