Section Five: Campus and Community Life
Online classes can be an effective method to address some disability access issues, because they may offer the flexibility to complete some course work off-campus. De Anza offers online courses through the Online Education office. Visit the office to pick up the information brochure and schedule or visit the site at www.deanza.edu/online-ed. Courses produced by De Anza are closed captioned, and the college is in the process of ensuring closed captioned access to all video courses. Those currently available are designated as such in the Online Education brochure and schedule. Web and online courses are also expected to meet accessibility standards.
Completing courses in an online format can create some challenge for all learners. Before a student registers for a class that relies heavily on technology and may not meet on a regular schedule, students should prepare themself by discussing the advantages and challenges of this option with a DSS Counselor or LD Specialist. Students will want to consider carefully the skills necessary to work independently.
It is also recommended that students take a class that orients them to online learning methods. Online Education has a self evaluation that can assist students to decide if they are prepared for this type of course work. Students can take this assessment at http://www.deanza.edu/online-ed/dlcquestionnaire.html
Steps to Request Accommodations for Online courses: