Panopto: the Potential Benefits for Disabled Students


  • Clifton Kandler University of Greenwich
  • Melanie Thorley University of Greenwich



Technology, elearning, disability, Lecture capture


This paper sets out to review the recent Panopto (lecture capturing) trial undertaken at a London University. We discuss the scope and findings of the trial.  The universal design (UD) concept is briefly addressed to demonstrate how universal design can benefit a great many students, although the emphasis is on disabled students, which will enable the university to comply with the Equality Act 2010 aspect of anticipatory measures. In addition to the potential advantages and disadvantages for future disabled students who may not be in receipt of the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA), we also suggest potential institutional benefits and how different cohorts of non-traditional students may benefit from the technology. 


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