Designing for accessibility in e-learning

Equality and equity are two sensitive concepts. Dramatic debates can spring instantaneously based on them. At one point or another the well-known phrase from the famous novel “Animal farm” might creep into those debates.

All animals are created equal but some animals are more equal than others.

Orwell certainly knew his onions. This phrase is so true, beyond the politics surrounding it. At first glance, there are two big types of people: those that are equal between them and those that are more equal. But the latter category can be split as well into those that are more equal and know it and those that are more equal but don’t realize it.

Those belonging to this last category are so many. I probably belong to it. You probably belong to it. Anybody who never experienced any type of discrimination probably belongs to it. And only after someone from the equal category points out the more part of our category do we realize that we’re in it. At least some of us do.

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