UM Named Among Top 5 Online Colleges for Students with Disabilities

June 28, 2018

MISSOULA – The University of Montana leads the nation in providing students with disabilities a positive online learning environment. UM earned the fourth overall spot in the 2018 Disability-Friendly Online Colleges study, completed by SR Education Group.

Schools receive high marks for providing access for the visually, hearing- and speech-impaired, as well as offering comprehensive services for students with learning disabilities.

“We are proud to once again be recognized by these rankings,” said Amy Capolupo, director of UM’s Disability Services for Students. “We strive to exceed compliance standards whenever possible, and providing access to education is something we take very seriously. Our faculty and staff members not only understand their obligations in terms of access, but seek to go beyond the basics to make campus a welcoming and hospitable environment for all students.”

UM was lauded for its 18 online degrees.

“At the University of Montana, the Disability Services for Students ensures that programs are as accessible and usable by students with disabilities and collaborates with UM faculty, staff and departments to ensure students have equal accessible access to educational opportunities,” the report notes.

The full report is online at http://bit.ly/2IAPoBP. For more information about disability services at UM, visit http://www.umt.edu/dss/.

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Contact: Amy Capolupo, director, UM Disability Services for Students, 406-243-4584, amy.capolupo@umontana.edu.