Virtual High Schools: Do Measures Exist to Ensure Access to Students with Disabilities?
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Virtual High Schools: Do Measures Exist to Ensure Access to Students with Disabilities?

These policies relate to requirements that students with disabilities are ensured access to virtual high school programs.

Accessibility is required of all public schools. Policies should cover technological access and curriculum adaptations for students who commonly use assistive technologies and/or auxiliary aids.


Seven of the states with virtual high schools assure access.

Methodology: This information was collected from state statutes, rules and regulations, and state education agencies, and will be updated as new policies and programs are enacted.

Sources for all data points are available through this link.

Last updated: December 3, 2007

Research conducted by Melodye Bush and Michael Colasanti. Please contact Bush (303.299.3631 or or Colasanti (303.299.3672 or with comments or questions about this database.

Are students with disabilities required to have access to assistive technology devices for online learning?
Alabama No
Arizona No information available
Arkansas Yes
California No
Colorado No
Florida Yes
Georgia No
Hawaii No
Idaho No
Illinois No
Indiana No
Iowa No
Kentucky Yes
Louisiana No
Maryland Yes
Michigan No
Minnesota Yes
Mississippi No
Missouri No
New Mexico Yes, schools must provide accompanying electronic formats for students using assistive technology.
North Carolina No
North Dakota Yes, students with special needs must notify the Center for Distance Education's principal. The Center will assess those needs to help better serve the student.
Oregon No
South Carolina No
South Dakota No
Texas No
Utah No
Virginia No
West Virginia No
Wisconsin No

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