March 1, 2024

Online Education Is Necessary for Disability Equality

Author: Ray Schroeder
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by Hania Syed, Australia

While many Australian universities offer onsite support for students with disabilities, more needs to be done to ensure all Australians have access to higher education. One of the best ways to do this is to readily offer accessible online education.  Enrolling is often strenuous for many individuals with disabilities, not to mention expensive. Many people with disabilities earn a low income, and disabled people are also overrepresented in unemployment statistics. Finally, juggling part-time work alongside study just to make ends meet is also not feasible for many people with disabilities. All of this means that the flexible nature and often reduced cost of online courses is highly appealing to students with disabilities.

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