Beth Case

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Big Win for Blind Shopper in First U.S. ADA Web Accessibility Trial

On June 13, a judge in the federal District Court in South Florida made history. That history came in the form of a court order in a lawsuit filed by …

The new, improved ChromeVox screen reader

Worldwide, <b>285 million people are visually impaired</b>; 39 million are blind and 246 million experience low vision. As two people with visual …

Teaching Tips For an UDL-Friendly Classroom

Advice for implementing strategies based on Universal Design for Learning

Disability Experts Debate Merits of Universal Design

The philosophy aims to make physical spaces, products, and even learning itself accessible to all. What does that mean on campuses?

Universal Design

Time to Think More Inclusively About Accessibility

8 tips to increase access that will benefit everyone

Higher Education

Identity 2016: Facebook lets blind people 'see' its photos

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1236000/1236096_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534315047_a82f571facac9b86526dd7725a9aff51<p><b>As the internet becomes dominated by images, Facebook is launching a system which can "read" photos and tell visually impaired people what appears in</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

Accommodations in Academia

<i>Image: Necessary Height, Norman Rockwell - Saturday Evening Post, June 16, 1917</i><p>Joe Stramondo, an assistant teaching professor of health …

Invisible No More | GradHacker

<i>Natascha Chtena is a Ph.D. student in Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. You can follow her on Twitter @nataschachtena.</i><p>…

Disability

Service Launched to Help Universities Comply With ADA Web Site Regulations

Accessibility<p>A division of Perkins School for the Blind now offers a consulting package that will assist colleges and universities comply with …

READ Act (DYSLEXIA) Passes Senate Unanimously! President to Sign

The Senate unanimously passed the revised version of the READ ACT (HR 3033) TODAY, so onto the President for signing!<p>The revised Bill includes more …

National Science Foundation

Judge Orders Back Pay For Sheltered Workshop Employees

In a move that could have widespread implications, a judge has ordered a sheltered workshop to pay more than $54,000 in damages and back pay after …

Accessibility as a Civil Right

• A campus-wide <b>campaign to get buy-in</b> from faculty, staff, administration, and students on the <b>importance of accessibility</b> should <b>promote it as a civil</b> …

Social media and tech sites must be accessible to everyone

At a recent FCC event on accessibility on social media, LinkedIn was the only social media company that showed up. Everyone should be able to …

U of Toledo launches first full undergraduate major in disability studies

The University of Toledo is starting the nation's first full undergraduate major in disability studies, an interdisciplinary field that already has …

Disability

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with edX Inc., Provider of Massive Open Online Courses, to Make its Website, Online Platform and Mobile Applications Accessible Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

Acting Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta of the Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz of the District of Massachusetts …

Disability studies scholars present accessibility guidelines

A group of renowned disability studies scholars are seeking to clarify what makes a book accessible with a set of guidelines that authors can use to …

Accessibility

Higher Education Blogs | Blog U

July 2, 2018<p>Hints as to why we should limit our faith in edtech.<p>July 2, 2018<p>The government hopes to attract 200.000 international students to Indian …

Chicago veteran walks again with exoskeleton

A Chicago veteran who was paralyzed from the chest down by a motorcycle crash in 2012 is walking again with the help of a robotic exoskeleton.

Exoskeletons

Hawaii woman gets bionic eye

On Wednesday, a 72-year-old woman underwent a four-hour bionic eye implant surgery at the Hawaii Eye Surgery Center in Honolulu.

Honolulu

Blind medical student earns M.D. - Health - Health care - More health news | NBC News

Through the years, plenty of people have underestimated Cordes.<p>That was especially true when he applied for medical school and was rejected by several universities, despite glowing references, two years of antibiotics research and a 3.99 undergraduate average as a biochemistry major.<p>Even when …

Building University-Wide IT Accessibility

Accessibility<p>While many higher ed institutions focus mostly on Web accessibility or rely on a disability resources center to serve students in need, …

Temple University

As High-Tech Teaching Catches On, Students With Disabilities Can Be Left Behind

• In-depth articles about current issues faced by universities<br>• Data and analysis on the latest higher education trends, statistics, and salaries<br>• Special …

New Free Braille-writer App for iPad: iBrailler Notes

Sohan Dharmaraja, formally a Stanford engineering doctoral candidate, has created the first Braille-writer App. The app performs similar functions to …

Apps

From the Civil Rights Act to the Disabilities Treaty | Oye! Times

Civil Rights

A New Obstacle for Students With Disabilities

It is well documented that students with disabilities are facing barriers in their pursuit of higher education, and institutions are having a …

5 Accessible Design Tips for Blended Courses

Accessibility | Feature<p>Revamping a course to be accessible to students with physical or learning disabilities can help make it more accessible to …