The National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE) exists to address issues of technology and disability in education through policy, research, training and technical assistance, and dissemination of information. NCDAE accomplishes this purpose through an affiliate network of over 500 national and international partners in education, business and industry, and government.
Context for our work
NCDAE is currently leading a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). The project, Gaining Online Accessible Learning through Self-Study (GOALS) is lead by the NCDAE and includes several partners:
- A regional accreditation body
- Two regional education compacts
- A community college distance learning collaborative,
- A web accessibility expert
GOALS works to help postsecondary institutions improve the accessibility of their web content and services. With recognition that accessibility must be enterprise-wide, deliverables from the GOALS project focus on supporting those efforts.
The current work of GOALS is to concentrate on the motivations of top administrators to choose to engage in self-study and continuous improvement of web accessibility across the institution. To this end, GOALS partners will create blueprints useful for both institutions and regional accreditation entities.
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In 2004, the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University established the National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE) to address issues of technology and disability in education through policy, research, training and technical assistance, and dissemination of information. The NCDAE operates in collaboration with a national network of affiliates and subscribers who represent public agencies, non-profit organizations, and the private sector, as well as interested individuals.
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