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Sun Sep 25, 2016, 09:41 AM

DOJ request for ADA compliance for MOOC Berkeley courses

The University of California, Berkeley, has announced that it may eliminate free online content rather than comply with a U.S. Justice Department order that it make the content accessible to those with disabilities.
The content in question is all free and is for the general public to use. "The departmentís findings do not implicate the accessibility of educational opportunities provided to our enrolled students," said a statement on the situation by Cathy Koshland, vice chancellor for undergraduate education.
While the university has not made a final decision, she said, it may not be able to afford complying with the Justice Department's recommendations on how to make the online material accessible.


I really enjoy these courses. A number of other universities are also offering such courses. I would hate to see them go away.

I was wondering what are the thoughts of those on this board.




https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/09/20/berkeley-may-remove-free-online-content-rather-complying-disability-law

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Thu Mar 16, 2017, 10:24 PM

1. The University has deleted them, but...

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Response to Dr. Strange (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 11:55 PM

2. Thanks.

It is truly amazing what is available on the web now for educational opportunities. As far as technical classes and learning facts there is no excuse for not becoming more educated.

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