April 2013 Newsletter

Featured Article

Evaluating the Evidence- Part 2 continued

This is the next installment in a series to help Accreditation Review Teams understand and evaluate institutional evidence of web accessibility efforts (see part 1 and the first half of part 2). These documents may also serve to assist institutions in reviewing and enhancing their reaffirmation materials as they are developed. This article provides guidance on evaluating an institutions comprehensive written accessibility plan.

Featured Resource

Recommended Practice Resources

GOALS has compiled a comprehensive list of resources that pertain to each of the four Indicators for Institutional Web Accessibility. These resources are a useful tool for institutions working through the process of implementing web accessibility at their campus.

From Our Blog

Budgeting for Your Web Accessibility Plans

For many units in higher education, April is budget month; these budget requests detail expenditures for the coming fiscal year that will begin July 1. Of course, those line items must be a good fit for the implementation planned in the coming year. To that end we have written a resource for those who are creating budget requests to support web accessibility.

In the News

DOJ May Apply ADA Accessibility Guidelines to Websites

U.S. Department of Justice updates to the Americans with Disabilities Act could broaden guidelines on Website accessibility for the disabled.

Increasing Social Media Accessibility

A new effort by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) encourages federal agencies and companies to improve the accessibility of social content among end-users of differing abilities.

Sloan-C Accessibility Webinar Series 2013

GOALS staff participated in the Sloan-C webinar on hidden disabilities and online education. Check out the archived recording.

Disabled Sue Over Web Shopping

Advocates for people who are blind and/or deaf say companies like Netflix and Target are legally obligated to make sites easier to navigate.