Paying attention to disability

Oswal, S. and Melonçon, L. (2014). Paying attention to accessibility and disability in technical and professional communication online course design. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 28(3), 271-300.

 Roughly 1 out of 10 students in our classrooms has some form of disability,

and now that a growing number of technical and professional communication

(TPC) courses and programs are offered online, scholars need to

adequately address accessibility in online course design. Calling on the field

to ‘‘pay attention’’ to this issue, the authors report the results of a national

survey of online writing instructors and use Selfe’s landmark essay as a way

to theoretically frame the results. They conclude by offering strategies for

TPC instructors to design more accessible online courses.

**Winner of the Association for Business Communication Distinguished Publication Award, 2015

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