March 2015 Newsletter

Featured Resource

GOALS Cost Case Study

The GOALS Project released a report that provides experiences relating to the cost of web accessibility from institutions in higher education.

In the News

Harvard and M.I.T. Are Sued Over Lack of Closed Captions

Advocates for the deaf filed lawsuits claiming Harvard and M.I.T. violated antidiscrimination laws by failing to provide closed captioning in their online education materials.

Top 6 Higher Ed Digital Policy Issues to Watch in 2015

The Center for Digital Education offered six major policy issues for university administrators to follow in the coming year. Number six is “Electronic accessibility for people with disabilities.”

Access Board Proposes Updated ICT (Section 508) Accessibility Requirements

The Board has released for public comment a proposed rule updating accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) in the federal sector covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Digital Accessibility Legal Update (CSUN 2015)

Lainey Feingold summarized the annual digital accessibility legal update at CSUN, with a section featuring the latest developments in education.

Why Online Ed Accessibility Is Not a “When We Get To It” Issue

Institutions of higher education must address their own web content for accessibility as more high-profile lawsuits surface.

University Works to Improve Website Accessibility for Students with Disabilities

The University of Cincinnati is working to make its web content more accessible after a report determined the website violated federal law.