ERIC Number: EJ798639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Four Types of Disabilities: Their Impact on Online Learning
Crow, Kevin L.
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v52 n1 p51-55 Jan 2008
This article introduced some of the issues and challenges faced by online learners who have disabilities by providing an overview of four major disability categories: visual impairments, hearing impairments, motor impairments, and cognitive impairments. It also discussed how assistive technologies and universal design are being incorporated in order to make online learning materials more accessible. Finally, it offered several common-sense suggestions to help make online learning materials more accessible to learners who have disabilities.
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Hearing Impairments, Online Courses, Assistive Technology, Web Based Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Physical Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Learning Disabilities, Access to Education, Special Needs Students
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