The internet offers many opportunities to people with disabilities that are unavailable
through any other medium. It offers independence and freedom. When websites and documents
are not accessible then people with disabilities may be excluded from accessing this
ADA and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
Certain accessibility requirements must be addressed when developing learning materials
for electronic dissemination to students.
Distance education courses, resources and materials must be designed and delivered
in such a way that the level of communication and course-taking experience is equivalent
for students with or without disabilities.
Furthermore, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office issued Information and Communication Technology and Instructional Material Accessibility
Standard in 2018