Tag Archives: Accessibility

Youngstown State Will Make Websites Accessible to Disabled After Federal Probe

Youngstown State University has agreed to update its websites to accommodate people with disabilities after the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights found that the college had violated two federal nondiscrimination laws.

The department announced on Friday that the Ohio institution had agreed to, among other things, write and publish a notice of nondiscrimination on relevant materials, provide appropriate training to staff members who work on its websites, and report back on its progress toward making the websites accessible to the disabled.

Read more at The Chronicle of Higher Education…

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Accessibility In Real Life

We talk a lot about accessibility when it comes to our websites and applications. We run our sites through the online testing validators, but I don’t think we do enough real-world testing with users who need to access our information.

I recently came across this video from Licia Prehn, who is legally blind.  She took the time to make a video to show how she browses Reddit. For her, accessibility means something different than screen-readers, high-contrast displays and more.  Have a look…

Read more at HigherEdWebTech.com…