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Online Course Accessibility: A Call for Responsibility and Necessity

, Arizona State University, United States

AACE Journal Volume 10, Number 1, ISSN 1065-6901 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Record type: Article

Abstract

There is becoming an increasing population of online learners with disabilities worldwide; a large percentage of the online learners reside within the United States. In addition to revised legal mandates stipulating equal access to education and the surge of assistive technologies available to individuals with disabilities, distance education institutions are facing the call for action to provide accessible online content. This article discusses the essential components of a web-based course, the learning advantages that arise from equal access web formatting, and design strategies that leads to creating accessible, online materials.

Citation

Opitz, C. (2002). Online Course Accessibility: A Call for Responsibility and Necessity. AACE Journal, 10(1), 81-105. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 21, 2019 from .

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