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ADA Issues for the Online Student (Interactive Training Module)

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With the emergence of online and distance learning courses, schools must look at providing services for students with disabilities who are seeking to take advantage of the new teaching technology. ADA has raised expectations for provision of services. Institutions are expected make information accessible to all students.

Depending on the disability some students actually perform better in the online classroom. Students who have learning disabilities often have difficulty taking notes in the classroom setting. Online environments already provide a copy of lecture notes. The online classroom setting also allows students who have difficulty with mobility or chronic health problems to access information from the comfort of their homes. Additionally, students who are deaf or hard of hearing are able to get a copy of the instructor’s notes rather than having to utilize an interpreter and/or a note taker. Students who are blind or visually impaired can access notes through screen readers although classroom chats are a little more challenging.
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Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (by: Rito Silva Jr, Director of Alice Campus, Coastal Bend College )