Online Accessibility

By Beth Case | Making online content accessible to individuals with disabilities is something all content creators should address. These articles help keep you up to date on issues and solutions.

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

WordPress Contributors Move Toward Automating Accessibility Testing

Accessibility is one of those areas of WordPress contribution that hardly ever ends up in the spotlight. Much of the work that goes on in this area …

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> …

‘Accessibility Ready’ WordPress Themes – ProfHacker - Blogs

Long a fan of the content-management-system software WordPress, I’m encouraged and impressed by the developers who are working to make WordPress as …

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Consider disability at the outset, tech designers told

Transcribe software updated with voice-recognition feature

<b>Credit: Image by M. Keefe on Flickr. Creative commons licence. Some rights reserved.</b><p>Transcribe, a Chrome web application for the easy transcription …

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5 Steps to Help You Create 508 Compliant Content

One great thing about e-Learning courses is that the Internet removes communication barriers that many people with disabilities face in the real …

Assistive Technology: A Necessity for Student Success

At its core, the American educational system is about democratization of knowledge for all students, regardless of their circumstances. In 2011, 22 percent of non-institutionalized adults with disabilities had less than a high school education. If this statistic was applied to the general …

Digital Accessibility Liability Infographic | Deque Systems

Download our new infographic: A History of Digital Accessibility Liability and learn about the important cases and precedents that have shaped the …

Web Accessibility Testing Techniques

Depending on the browser (UA) and screen reader (AT) combination used in testing you will get different results.<p>Some UAs & ATs work better together …

A quick guide to web accessibility

Many people take internet access for granted, but the reality is that individuals with disabilities can face major obstacles when trying to access …

Monday Tech Tip: Part 1 of Web Accessibility Tips from the INDATA Project - Assistive Technology at Easter Seals Crossroads

Wade Winger, Director of Assistive Technology at the INDATA Project, explains why accessibility is important when building a website.

Why is game accessibility important for people with disabilities?

Global Competition Seeks Web Pros And Nonprofit Orgs To Make The Web More Accessible To People With Disabilities

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Knowbility, an Austin-based nonprofit organization that advocates for equal access to …

11 tips for making accessible learning

So – what does accessible learning mean and why is it important?<p>Accessible learning means that anyone, no matter their needs, are able to fully …

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National Center On Universal Design for Learning

A Conversation in Multiple Media on the Variability of Learners<p>Leading thinkers, researchers, and education practitioners discuss learning and human …

Make your website more accessible to more users with <i>Introduction to Web Accessibility</i

article<p>en_US<p>https://developers.googleblog.com/2013/09/make-your-website-more-accessible-to.html<p>Google Developers …

Accessible University 3.0

Accessible University (AU) is a fictional university home page designed to demonstrate a variety of common web design problems that result in …

Why Audio CAPTCHA Doesn't Solve Accessibility

When we mentioned yesterday that one of the problems with web site CAPTCHA forms is that they aren't accessible via screen readers for the blind or …

Making websites accessible without sacrificing aesthetics

<b>Fifteen years after the Web Accessibility Initiative was launched, which aimed to improve web usability for those with disabilities, online</b> …

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