A Virtual Commitment: Disability Services at Public Community Colleges

Dimitra Jackson-Smith, Stephanie Jones

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Abstract

The research on students with disabilities has focused primarily on transition programs and the accessibility of information in the classroom environment. There is a dearth of studies that examine the accessibility of disability services information on community college websites for prospective students with disabilities. A researcherdeveloped content analysis instrument was used to collect data on 40 community college websites throughout the United States. The community college websites were analyzed on three dimensions including: (1) the accessibility of disability services information on community college websites, (2) the distance of information regarding disability services from the homepage, and (3) the accessibility and availability of disability services information that might be provided to students with disabilities via the website. The findings of this quantitative content-focused synthesis study suggest variations in the accessibility of disability services information on
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-138
JournalJournal of Postsecondary Education and Disability
StatePublished - Jul 2014

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