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Pacific ADA Center (Region 9)

The purpose of the Pacific ADA Center is to build a partnership between the disability and business communities and to promote full and unrestricted participation in society for persons with disabilities through education and technical assistance.

California Agrees to Provide Equal Access to Virtual Learning

June 22, 2022

As part of a legal settlement, the Governor’s office has agreed to support new legislative amendments to make sure special education students have equal access to their education through virtual learning. Last year, at the height of the pandemic, many students were not allowed to have virtual instruction through Independent Study, solely because of their disabilities. If approved by the Legislature, the new protections will go into effect for the 2022-23 school year, making sure special education students can get virtual instruction if new COVID-19 variants emerge. 

For more information, see the Disability Rights California press release, "California Agrees to End Discrimination against Disabled Students and Provide Equal Access to Virtual Learning".