Online Learning Update

May 30, 2011

Elaborating on Online Accessibility

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

by Steve Kolowich, Inside Higher Ed

The Department of Education on Wednesday elaborated on a 2010 letter urging college and university presidents to make sure that the “emerging technology” on their campuses squares with federal laws protecting disabled students from discrimination. While the original “Dear Colleague” letter focused on recent controversies over the accessibility of classroom devices such as electronic readers. Wednesday’s addendum made it clear that online courses and their content also must be accessible to disabled students — even if none are currently enrolled.

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