May 2014 Newsletter
AQIP and Accessibility — Like Peanut Butter and Chocolate...
Reflections on attending the 2014 Higher Learning Commission's (HLC) Annual Conference and how the GOALS Indicators can complement the HLC Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP).
Adobe Acrobat XI Video Tutorial
GOALS has created a video companion to the Acrobat XI cheatsheet. Look for videos for other cheatsheets in the following months.
We have recently updated several of our cheatsheets. In particular, the Captioning YouTube Videos cheatsheet has undergone significant changes.
News and Resources
CSUN 2014 Annual Legal Digital Accessibility Update
Lainey Feingold and Linda Dardarian summarize their annual digital accessibility legal update at CSUN, with a section featuring updates in education.
The Information Technology and Disabilities Journal
Twelve pioneers in the field of accessible technology reflect on the past 20 years, and consider the exciting challenges and solutions that await. Featuring an article from NCDAE's Cyndi Rowland: A Traveler's Notepad: Reflections on a journey toward web accessibility.
Dropping the Ball on Disabilities
Students with disabilities report having a rough first year academically as they transition to college.
S.C. Charters Agree to Accessibility Changes After Federal Investigation
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights has entered into an agreement with the South Carolina Public Charter District to make the district's Internet-based schools accessible to students and parents with disabilities, particularly those with visual impairments.
UM Reaches Agreement to Develop New Accessibility Policies, Disability Training
The University of Montana will develop new accessibility policies and train employees on disability issues under an agreement reached with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
Keyboard-Only Navigation for Improved Accessibility
The Nielsen Norman Group explains the importance of keyboard-only navigation and outlines simple steps to check for keyboard accessibility.