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ERIC Number: EJ803710
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1096-7516
Beyond Legal Compliance: Communities of Advocacy That Support Accessible Online Learning
Wattenberg, Ted
Internet and Higher Education, v7 n2 p123-139 2004
The promise of social inclusion, reinforced by online technologies, has not become the reality for most people with disabilities. In 2002, over 10 years after the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), more people with disabilities were unemployed than at any time in the last 30 years. Most online educational environments are still not accessible to students with disabilities or those using assistive technologies. While enrollment of people with disabilities in colleges and universities has increased, few have been able to graduate, find successful employment, and move on to independent lifestyles, free of government assistance. This paper discusses the progress towards accessible online education by summarizing the impact that accessibility case law has had on reaching accessibility goals in education and employment and evaluating alternate approaches to defining and reaching accessibility in online education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990