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The new, improved ChromeVox screen reader

Worldwide, 285 million people are visually impaired; 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

Education Technology

Disability Experts Debate Merits of Universal Design

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

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

Technology journalist<p>http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1236000/1236096_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1488438939_72ddefe86ee2f4d5f9ee6eebf73aec8f<p><b>As the internet becomes dominated by images, Facebook is launching a system which can "read" photos and tell visually impaired</b> …

Facebook

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 …

Education

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

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! The revised Bill includes more …

Government

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 …

Employment Law

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> …

Civil Rights

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 …

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 …

MOOCs

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 …

DRM

A Case for Accessible, Usable and Universal Design for Learning | Higher Ed Gamma

Issues of learning technologies and accessibility are more of a hot topic in our field than usual these days. EdX recently reached a settlement with …

Chicago veteran walks again with exoskeleton

CHICAGO, April 3 (UPI) -- A Chicago veteran who was paralyzed from the chest down by a motorcycle crash in 2012 is walking again with the help of a …

Exoskeletons

Hawaii woman gets bionic eye

HONOLULU, March 26 (UPI) -- After two years of blindness, a 72-year-old woman in Hawaii can see once more. On Wednesday, the woman underwent a …

Medical Technology

Blind medical student earns M.D.

Health Care

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, …

Education

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 …

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

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 …

Education

Gorgeous 3D Printed Prosthetic Born of Boredom

Evan Kuester, like many students, found his course work to be less than inspiring. However, he did have access to some really cool tools, such as a large 3D printer that started his mind wandering. Evan had noticed a fellow student on campus a few times. The thing that he noticed was that she had …

Creighton University Appeals Order Favoring Deaf Student

June 8, 2014 | :<p>by Margery A. Beck, Associated Press<p>OMAHA, Neb. ― Creighton University is appealing a federal judge’s ruling requiring it to provide …

College & University

Students with disabilities frustrated with ignorance and lack of services

INDIANAPOLIS -- New college students with disabilities are often insecure. Navigating a complicated bureaucracy for the first time with far less …

E:60 - Loud And Proud - Video - ESPN

Speech to Text and Text to Speech In Your Web Browser

<b>Speech recognition software can be very pricey, but adding a speech recognition option to your computer doesn't have to be expensive. Here are two</b> …

An Open Letter to Textbook Publishers | Confessions of a Community College Dean

Dear Textbook Publishers,<p>I have a question for some of you. Having been in administration for quite a while now, I know that sometimes things that …

Education