Disabled student access in an era of technology
Internet and Higher Education Volume 6, Number 3, ISSN 1096-7516 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
The potential of the Internet is access for anyone to anything from anywhere at anytime. With these obvious advantages the Internet and various online products offer to higher education, who could complain about the use of computer technology? Advocates for disabled students now assert that the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibit discrimination against students with disabilities at public and private universities, also require accommodation for Web-based instruction. This article will review some of the laws and the current issues facing administrators in this area and make some recommendations for ensuring compliance.
Wall, P.S. & Sarver, L. (2003). Disabled student access in an era of technology. Internet and Higher Education, 6(3), 277-284. Elsevier Ltd.