This resource is managed by a team at Penn State World Campus, and its primary purpose is to host our personas of students with disabilities. Each of these personas is a fictional profile of a student based on real data, and includes a backstory, information about their disability and the assistive technology they use, and more. You will also find information about Universal Design for Learning, as well as details about the process that led to the creation of these personas.
We invite you to explore this website to learn about our personas and how they can be used to improve online courses for all students. We hope they will serve as in aid in the work that you do, whether that involves teaching, instructional design, or any other aspect of online education. Select any of the personas below to get started.