Disabilities

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.

Clemson professors criticize 'trivializing' disability awareness event

Clemson University aims to raise disability awareness with a role-reversal day, but some professors find the event demeaning.

Siena organizes intercollegiate basketball game for fans on autism spectrum

Siena's basketball game against Cal Poly was played under conditions to make it possible for those on the autism spectrum to attend.

New book offers guide to evolution of universal design for learning (UDL) concept

The concept applies to more than just disability issues. A new book helps contextualize the growing educational approach and offers a road map to adoption even skeptics will appreciate.

Universities still struggle to make websites accessible to all

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Universities are under legal pressure to make their websites fully accessible to people with disabilities, but is "fully" even possible?

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