Revamping a course to be accessible to students with physical or learning disabilities can help make it more accessible to everybody else too.
Blended learning typically involves an element of student control over when, where and how learning takes place. But what happens if a student isn’t very good with “self-direction, self-pacing and self-motivation”?
As Ibrahim Dahlstrom-Hakki, a senior academic researcher and associate professor at Landmark College in Vermont, expressed it, those are “critical areas of weakness” for students with learning disabilities — and they can be problems for mainstream students as well.
Solid advice for designer and teachers. Accessible Design (Universal Design?) is good for all learners, but essential for those with learning disabilities.