Proceedings of the 17th International Conference of the Asia Association of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (AsiaCALL 2021)

Documenting a Visually Impaired Learner’s Experience Using Audible During COVID-19 Pandemic

Authors
Nor Fazlin Mohd Ramli, Noor Ahnis Othman, Aini Akmar Mohd Kasim, Mohammad Radzi Manap, Nurzeti Abdul Ghafar, Mohamad Asri Arshad
Corresponding Author
Nor Fazlin Mohd Ramli
Available Online 1 March 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210226.005How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Visually impaired, Audible, Assistive technology, Inclusive education
Abstract
Language instructors face various challenges in fulfilling their tasks. Addressing students’ special needs with different needs is one of the greatest challenges confronting them. Such a challenge could be even more daunting when there is little support provided by the institution for special needs students. This paper focuses on documenting how a visually impaired language learner uses available technology to assist him in attending a language course at the tertiary level. This paper highlights several advantages as well as disadvantages of an application called Audible from the perspective of a visually impaired language learner. Apart from that, the student’s hopes and expectations related to the application were also recorded. This documentation may help enlighten relevant parties, including language instructors, application designers, or even policymakers, on the challenges faced by visually impaired students in learning. This, in turn, will help the relevant parties to provide better assistance to the students.
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AU  - Nor Fazlin Mohd Ramli
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AU  - Aini Akmar Mohd Kasim
AU  - Mohammad Radzi Manap
AU  - Nurzeti Abdul Ghafar
AU  - Mohamad Asri Arshad
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SN  - 2352-5398
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