Online Learning Update

July 26, 2013

Making Online Learning Courses Accessible to All

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

by John Christie, Matilda Ziegler Magazine

Faculty members or instructors who teach online courses have to make their materials accessible to all according to the Americans with Disabilities Act. This was L. Scott Lissner’s bottom line as he spoke to a group of attorneys one afternoon. He also said that he didn’t think that you would have to make a whole textbook accessible but it was your responsibility to make a 20 page article accessible. Lissner is the President of The National Association of Higher Education and Disability and the American Disabilities Act coordinator. Before the growth of Online Education, a disability office would coordinate a disabled person’s accommodation.

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