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E-Learning Access Research Project Comes To UK

A European research programme to improve access to e-learning platforms and courses by people with disabilities, with a special focus on distance learning, is to hold a consultation meeting in the UK next month.

The Accessible e-Learning Platform for Europe (ALPE) ( complements the European accessible learning programme EU4ALL (

The UK workshop is being hosted by the Open University in Milton Keynes on 7 May ( The project is focused on learning about creating accessible content and delivery, while the project’s business partners will analyse the commercial aspects of the European accessibility market.

Other partners in ALPE include the leading Spanish IT solutions and consultancy Indra, which is leading the project; UNED, the Spanish equivalent of Open University; and the Greek research body MetisNet. “The ALPE project has been a great opportunity to share findings with other project partners to understand the differences between the different countries,” Christopher Douce of Open University told E-Access Bulletin.


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