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Contribution to Book
Supporting the disabled student
Handbook of Distance Education, 2nd Edition (2007)
  • Shelley Kinash, Bond University
Abstract
Chapter Extract: French and Valdes (2002) indicated that one in five people has a disability. Cook and Gladhart (2002) stated that 10% to 15% of postsecondary students identify themselves as disabled. Classification as disabled includes those experiencing educational barriers due to physical, sensory or cognitive impairments, as well as learning disabilities. For many of these learners, traditional education is largely inaccessible.
Keywords
  • learning disabilities,
  • distance education,
  • online learners,
  • empirical research
Publication Date
January 1, 2007
Citation Information
Shelley Kinash. "Supporting the disabled student" Handbook of Distance Education, 2nd Edition (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shelley_kinash/5/