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Accessible Online Learning for Students with Disabilities

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Andrew I. Hashey & Skip Stahl


TEACHING Exceptional Children




As online learning opportunities continue to spread—31 states now offer full-time virtual schooling, serving 275,000 students—educators need to make choices about how best to reach and teach all of their students. As in traditional brick and mortar schools, the choices teachers make in this environment may determine whether students with disabilities can access and progress in the online curriculum.  This article shows ways of making online learning more accessible so that everyone has a fair opportunity to learn.

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Hashey, A.I., & Stahl, S. (2014). Making online learning accessible for students with disabilities. TEACHING Exceptional Children, 46(5), 70-78. DOI: 10.1177/0040059914528329

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