Digital Accessibility News

Miami University to Settle Department of Justice Lawsuit Alleging ADA Violations

The Justice Department announced October 17, 2016, that it filed a joint motion, for entry of a consent decree to resolve allegations that Miami University violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under the proposed consent decree, Miami will make significant improvements to ensure that technologies across all of its campuses are accessible to individuals with disabilities and will pay $25,000 to compensate individuals with disabilities. The decree also requires reforms to Miami University’s technology procurement practices.

Settlements Reached in Seven States Concerning Web Accessibility

On June 29, 2016, the United States Office for Civil Rights announced Settlements Reached in Seven States, One Territory to Ensure Website Accessibility for People with Disabilities. This should be an alert that all universities need to strive to make all their websites accessible.

United Nations Posts Creative and Informative Web Accessibility Site

You don’t think accessible sites can be both creative and informative? The accessibility guidelines for United Nations websites is a creative resource that allows you to experience web accessibility concepts as well as provide tools and guidelines that can help with understanding how an accessible page can be developed.

Why websites must be accessible