Online Learning Update

May 21, 2020

Move to online learning has positives and negatives for students with disabilities

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


Many students with disabilities have faced challenges related to online learning. The Center for Accessible Education, an office that provides accommodations to students with disabilities at UCLA, has received more accommodation requests than before the transition to online learning, said Norma Kehdi, the CAE associate director of counseling services, in an emailed statement. Students have reported difficulties handling distractions and procrastination, have struggled to adjust to the new learning system or have seen their conditions worsened by pandemic-related stressors, Kehdi said. However, some students enrolled in CAE have requested fewer of their usual accommodations this quarter.

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