Disability Information Student Handbook

Disability Information Student Handbook

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Section Five:  Campus and Community Life

Distance Learning

Distance learning classes can be an effective method for addressing some disability access issues, because they offer the flexibility to complete course work off-campus and on the student’s time schedule. De Anza offers distance education through televised courses, video, and online. Visit the Online Education office to pick up the information brochure and schedule or visit the site at http://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 Distance Learning brochure and schedule. Web and on-line courses are also expected to meet accessibility standards.

Completing courses in a distance education format this way does creates some challenges for all learners. Before you register for a class that relies heavily on technology and organization, prepare yourself with the necessary skills to work independently. It is also recommended that you take a class that orients you to online learning methods. Online Education has an on-line self evaluation that can assist you to decide you are prepared for this type of course work.  You can take this assessment at http://www.deanza.edu/online-ed/dlcquestionnaire.html

Steps to Request Accommodations for Online Education courses:

  1. For classes that require campus attendance, follow the steps in Section 2 to request accommodations.
  2. For questions about online classes which do not require you to be on campus, contact the following programs for consultation:
  • Students with learning disabilities, contact Educational Diagnostic Center.
  • Students with other disabilities, contact Disability Support Services.


  • All disability documentation, eligibility requirements and procedures as outlined in Section 2, "Using Disability Services & Accommodations, The Basic Questions", apply to accommodations for distance education classes.
  • Learning disability assessment and disability information meetings require campus visits.


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Last Updated: 2/2/16