Disabilities

Landmark College expands online courses for students with learning disabilities

Landmark College, the first institution for students with learning disabilities, is growing online courses. Here's how they're different.

Professors, colleges and companies struggle to make digital courseware accessible

High-tech instructional materials are gaining popularity with instructors, but they can be problematic for students with disabilities. Colleges and publishers say there’s no easy fix.

Stanford changes leave policies on mental illness

Stanford University will no longer use leaves of absence as a "first resort" for students in crisis.

An accessibility turnaround at Atlantic Cape Community College

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Atlantic Cape Community College reformed its accessibility practices after a disability discrimination lawsuit. Now students with disabilities are enrolling in record numbers.

Atmospheric scientist at Illinois is on leave after refusing to provide lecture slides to student with disabilities

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A famed atmospheric scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is on leave after refusing to heed administrators' request that he give electronic lecture slides to a student with disabilities.

How one instructor is pursuing accessibility in online education

Issues are being brought to the forefront as education becomes more digital. Inside Higher Ed profiles a Ph.D. student as she designs her first online course.

U of California, Berkeley, to delete publicly available educational content

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Starting March 15, the university will begin removing more than 20,000 video and audio lectures from public view as a result of a Justice Department accessibility order.

New book says community colleges should tighten their admissions policies

Too many unprepared students are enrolling in community college, argues a new book, which takes on both open-access admissions policies and the "completion agenda."

Students with disabilities frustrated with ignorance and lack of services

Students with disabilities say the ignorance of faculty and staff members makes it difficult to get the help they need -- and in some cases, makes them less willing to disclose their condition.

Outrage over professor's Twitter post on obese students

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Professor sets off furor with comment on Twitter about obese Ph.D. applicants.

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