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Title: Universal Design of Distance Learning


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Universal Design of Distance Learning
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Universal Design of Distance Learning Objectives
  • 1. List potential barriers to distance learning
    courses for students with disabilities.
  • 2. Describe faculty, staff, and institutional
    roles and responsibilities for ensuring equal
    access to distance learning courses.
  • 3. Discuss universal design guidelines for
    developing accessible distance learning courses.

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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
No otherwise qualified individual with a
disability shall, solely by reason of his/her
disability, be excluded from the participation
in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to
discrimination under any program or activity of a
public entity.
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Examples of DisabilitiesLow VisionBlindnessH
earing ImpairmentsMobility ImpairmentsMental
Health/Psychiatric ImpairmentsHealth
ImpairmentsLearning Disabilities
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ADA and the Internet
Covered entities that use the Internet for
communications regarding their programs, goods,
or services, must be prepared to offer those
communications through accessible means as
well. - United States Department of Justice
(ADA Accessibility,1997)
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Distance Learning in Postsecondary Education
  • What policy, administrative, and technical
    challenges exist for assuring that our distance
    learning courses are accessible to people who
    have disabilities?

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Accommodation VersusUniversal Design
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Universal Design
  • The design of products and environments to be
    usable by all people, without the need for
  • adaptation or specialized design.
  • Center for Universal Design at North Carolina
    State University

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Distance Learning Tools
  • Electronic Mail
  • Real-time Chat
  • Web Pages
  • Teleconferencing
  • Printed Materials
  • Videotapes

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Resources
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Visit The Faculty Room Web site
athttp//www.washington.edu/doit/Faculty/
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