Distance Learning and Students with Disabilities

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  1. If a qualified person with a disability enrolls in a distance learning course, the course should be made available to them and reasonable accommodations provided to ensure an equal opportunity to participate.
  2. You must identify yourself and the nature of your disability to the school and let them know that you intend to take advantage of their online learning program. The school, in turn, has the responsibility to provide you with reasonable accommodations to successfully access that program.
  3. The course should either be designed with “built-in” accommodations such as closed-captioning and descriptive narration as well as compatibility with industry-standard adaptive technology, or provide modifications and accommodations furnishing disabled distance learning students with adaptive technology hardware and software.

Excerpts from http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/best-accredited-colleges-schools-for-students-with-disabilities/. Accessed 04/13/2017.

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