Strategies to Increase Online Student Success for Students with Disabilities

In spite of the large number of online educational programs, students with disabilities still struggle with online accessibility issues. In this article, four students enrolled at graduate programs at Drexel University share their experiences with online programs and make recommendations to include accessibility as a fundamental component of faculty development. The recommendations focus on 4 areas: 1) Accessible Educational materials-offering voice recognition software and audio-based content and presentations with captions; 2) Use of online platforms that allows for a variety of delivery and discussion methods (video, voice, text); 3) production of course content and resources to follow best practice for accessibility; and 4) Ensure that accessibility is a fundamental element in institutions of higher education. 

Link: http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1018265

Citation:

Betts, K., Cohen, A. H., Veit, D. P., Alphin Jr, H. C., Broadus, C., & Allen, D. (2013). Strategies to Increase Online Student Success for Students with Disabilities. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 17(3), 49-64.