As in-person classes move online, many students will face challenges with the new medium. Some students with disabilities may face new challenges.
“The accommodations are still going to be there, they might just be in a different format,” said Angela Hartsell, adaptive services director.
Online classes present special challenges for some of the services the department offers.
The college knows how to service hard-of-hearing students in ground classes. They can send in an interpreter or a notetaker. With an online class, that can’t happen, according to Hartsell.
The department is taking on these challenges, communicating with students over phone calls and Bucs emails.
“If you have any questions, please email and call us so we can smooth over bumps as they happen, because they will be there,” said Hartsell.