Let's Give the Blind Better Access to Online Learning

Let's Give the Blind   Better Access   to Online Learning 1

James Yang for The Chronicle

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James Yang for The Chronicle

It is ironic that in an age when technology could erase so many barriers for blind students, colleges and universities are not paying enough attention to accessibility in their online services.

Online learning should be a significant advantage for blind and visually impaired students because of the absence of physical barriers—there is no struggle to locate classrooms, deal with elevators, or walk between buildings on a large campus. While most colleges attempt to comply