The Conversation: Ontario’s high school e-learning still hasn’t addressed students with special needs

The province has yet to instil confidence that the needs of all students have been considered in the online learning requirement. (Shutterstock)

In a recent article that she wrote for The Conversation Canada, Faculty of Education associate professor Pam Millett says that "the Ontario government's mandatory online learning could create significant obstacles for students with disabilities."

Millett points out that "accommodations or supports that are listed on a student’s Individual Education Plan may not work online, or may be difficult to implement. For example, captioning requires skills and resources that the teacher is unlikely to have. Some current accommodations that a student may have, like preferential seating, are not relevant in an online course."

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