Online Learning Update

September 26, 2012

Education Dept. investigating complaint that some UM online learning classes not handicap accessible

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:04 am


The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has been investigating a complaint that educational technology used at the University of Montana is not adequately accessible to all students with disabilities. The Alliance for Disability and Students at the University of Montana filed a complaint with the Department of Education last May alleging students with disabilities face discrimination at UM. The department’s Office of Civil Rights confirmed in an email to the Missoulian Monday that it is investigating. Travis Moses, a blind student, said he can’t always do his homework because some online videos loaded onto the learning management system Moodle don’t have adequate captions and some online images are not clear enough for a screen reading program to translate.–UM-Disabled-Students-Complaint

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