Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Marty Boman (Director), Janet Applin, Beth Laves

Degree Program

Educational Leadership Doctoral Program

Degree Type

Doctor of Education


This research focuses on the impact of organizational structure in colleges on accessibility in distance learning for individuals with disabilities. Research remains limited on the effect of the organizational structure that supports online/web-based courses regarding accessibility. Policies that outline the laws guide faculty to ensure the published online courses are accessible to everyone, including students with disabilities. Further, types of accommodations available to students with disabilities are discussed. Accessibility needs to be addressed by trainings for all faculty who provide accommodations. In conclusion, the accessibility laws affect the organizational structure in institutions and the impact of policy implementation.


Disability and Equity in Education | Education | Educational Leadership | Higher Education | Instructional Media Design