Policy and Research
- Two National Summits to set priorities for a national policy and research agenda.
- Policy work with the Access Board, as a member of the Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee (TEITAC) to refresh the Section 508 and Telecom 255 standards.
- Policy inputs to ongoing work of the United Nations and the World Bank
- Comprehensive review of research literature on issues of cognitive disability and web accessibility.
- Creation and validation of “Recommended Practice Indicators for Institution-wide Web Accessibility” in postsecondary education.
- Initial development, and proof of concept, for a real-time captioning tool, CaptionCaster.
- Addition of cognitive assessments to WebAIM’s WAVE (web accessibility evaluation) tool.
- Creation of a Firefox toolbar and Dreamweaver extension of WebAIM’s Development of a self-study tool to assist postsecondary institutions; the GOALS Benchmarking and Planning Tool
- Presentations, webcasts, and workshops to an array of stakeholders in education, government, and industry on the importance of accessible content as well as the importance of a policy framework necessary to support a sustainable effort.
- Fact sheets useful for those pursuing accessible content design
- An Action Paper intended to assist postsecondary administrators as they make choices on institution-wide web accessibility policy and implementation.
Steppingstones Project on Web Accessibility and Cognitive Disabilities in Education
NCDAE, in partnership with WebAIM, has received funding to help web developers consider issues of cognitive disability in their designs. The Phase I Steppingstones of Technology Innovation grant, awarded by the US Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), is a two-year development grant with a focus on producing a tool intended to help web developers create web content that can more readily be used by those with cognitive and learning disabilities. See WebAIM for more information about the project .