The National Center on Accessible Distance Learning (AccessDL) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to share guidance and resources on making distance learning courses accessible to students and instructors with disabilities. It is directed by DO-IT. Listed here are directions for joining a discussion list as well as publications, videos, websites, resource centers, promising practices, and research.
Distance Learning By Sheryl Burgstahler, Ph.D.
This site discusses access issues and presents design guidelines for assuring that a distance learning course is accessible to potential instructors and students with a wide range of abilities and disabilities.
Teaching and Learning at a Distance
Catalyst and UW Distance Learning have developed these online resources to guide you through the steps of designing, developing, and teaching a successful distance learning course. See the site map for a complete listing of distance learning documents.
Real Connections: Making Distance Learning Accessible to Everyone
This video presentation provides guidelines for designing Internet-based distance learning courses to fully include all students, including those with disabilities. The presentation is open-captioned and audio-described to assure access to the content for viewers who are deaf or blind, respectively (Runtime: ~11:55 minutes).
CIDR (Center for Instructional Development and Research)
Distance Learning Resources & Examples of Distance Learning Opportunities at the University of Washington
Distance Education at Carnegie Mellon University
A collection of links to additional distance learning/education resources.