Serious Play, Serious Problems: issues with eBook applications

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dc.contributor.author Baird, Catherine en_US
dc.contributor.author Henninger, Maureen en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:35:16Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:35:16Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2011004243 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Baird Catherine and Henninger Maureen 2011, 'Serious Play, Serious Problems: issues with eBook applications', UTS ePress, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 1-17. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1837-5391 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18973
dc.description.abstract This paper is an investigation into the accessibility of emerging interactive, multi-touch narratives, which are designed and developed to be used on Apple?s iPad device. Universal access to technology culturally, physically, mentally and socially is vital to the ethical and moral sustainability of society. The importance of this is particularly vital to the development of a child?s development of basic literacy, numeracy and reading skills, as technology becomes a predominant mode in their lives. Narratives designed and developed for the iPad device offer a multimodal, interactive environment of text, image, sound, animation and touch; yet they render the accessibility tools and functions, embedded within the iPad for users with disabilities, useless. Whilst some narratives counter this in a variety of ways in their design, there are still major areas where the concept of ?universal access for all? is neglected, leaving a significant portion of users in the dark en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher UTS ePress en_US
dc.relation.hasversion http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/mcs
dc.title Serious Play, Serious Problems: issues with eBook applications en_US
dc.parent Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal en_US
dc.journal.volume 3 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 17 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 160800 en_US
dc.personcode 996386 en_US
dc.personcode 020158 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Sociology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords univeral accessibility; children; literacy skills; electronic books; en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 020158 en_US


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