Dear Chronicle of Higher Education and those Concerned with Bad Trend,
I am listening to the following discussion online about the benefits and deficits of universities going paperless over the past decade.
This is a discussion entitled, "' The Paperless University: Myth or Reality" -- panel discussion, 2-21-07".  It was recorded at SUNY at Fredonia over 4 years ago and was done in podcast form initially. 
The object of my letter here is to focus on why the University of Kansas and Other Universities who attempt or try to GO PAPERLESS are, in many cases, making it very hard for older and disabled students to study. The main problem for us older and disabled students is caused by the fact that the university is trying to go paperless-to-the-extreme. In doing so, the best-rules and best-practices of multiple learning intelligences and styles are ignored in a variety of cases and the process does not allow for better over-all catering to individual students' (personal) issues. For example, disabled and elderly students might have difficulty in sitting and learning the ins-and-outs of new technologies than other younger students.  (I won't even mention in too much detail how much more often one has to print out material at home--i.e. so, that the paperless-university-on-campus becomes just as paper-heavy-as-ever--but at home because now the consumer, customer or student has to print out the data, forms, or readings in order to study the material for hours on end. )
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