Rights of students with disabilities when educational institutions use technology

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The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued guidance to the field through Dear Colleague Letters to elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education. Also issued is a Frequently Asked Questions document on the legal obligation to provide students with disabilities an equal opportunity to enjoy the benefits of technology. These guidances supplement a June 2010 letter that explained that technological devices must be accessible to students with disabilities, including students who are blind or have low vision, unless the benefits of the technology are provided equally through other means. Find all at: http://tinyurl.com/3cr4m64

 

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