Category Archives: Accessibility News

Audio Conference on Access to Instruction

The Disability Resource Center and the UIC Digital Accessibility Committee invites you to attend an audio-conference from AHEAD, the Association on Higher Education and Disability “A Clear Standard for Access to Instruction” Thursday, August 29, 2013 2:00 – 3:30 PM … Continue reading

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Blog “Screen Readers at a Crossroads” Greg Kraus, NC State Univ

As new technologies emerge, what happens to old standards? That’s an issue that Greg Kraus of North Carolina State University attempts to address when he writes about “Screen Readers at a Crossroads.” At Google’s recent developer conference, they demonstrated their … Continue reading

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Working to Improve Google Product Accessibility

For blind and low-vision users, Google products have proven challenging to use. However, new updates to Chrome, Google Apps and Android are improving the accessibility of those products, and Google has committed to continuing those efforts. Google’s accessibility team presented … Continue reading

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Webinar on Accessibility with WordPress

Great Lakes ADA Center is hosting a free webinar on the accessibility of WordPress, May 23, 1 – 2:30 p.m. with speaker Joseph Dolson, accessible web development consultant and contributor to the WordPress accessibility task force. Free registration for the webinar is … Continue reading

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DO-IT Video: “IT Accessibility: What Campus Leaders Have to Say”

Higher-Ed IT leaders and technology staff contributed to a 15 minute video presented to the recent Educause technology conference to stress the importance of using technology to make college campuses more accessible. The video, ”IT Accessibility: What Campus Leaders Have to Say” was … Continue reading

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Justice Department Releases Section 508 IT/Web Accessibility Report

The Justice Department announced the release of its report “Section 508 Report to the President and Congress: Accessibility of Federal Electronic and Information Technology.”  The report, authorized under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 794d), provides … Continue reading

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University of Montana Students File Complaint Over Inaccessible Online Courses

On September 17, 2012, U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) confirmed in an email that a complaint by University of Montana Students concerning inaccessible educational technologies is under investigation. The Alliance for Disability and Students at the … Continue reading

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Join us for 2012 Accessibility Summit, September 25, UIC Daley Library

Want inspiration and practical knowledge you need to make your Web presence truly universal? Join us on September 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Third Annual Online Accessibility Summit at the UIC Daley Library, Meeting Room 1470. … Continue reading

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day, May 9, 2012

Could you go mouseless for an hour? Use a screen reader? Try the mobile device/OS Accessibility features?  The first Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 9th, 2012, is where web developers across the globe try to raise awareness and know-how … Continue reading

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DAE Keynote: Delivering Universal Access to Cloud-Based Information

The keynote speaker for the 4th Annual Digital Accessibility Expo (DAE), April 20, is T.V. Raman, Computer Scientist for Google, speaking on “Delivering Universal Access to Cloud-Based Information.” Raman will discuss the Web as a universal platform for delivering content and … Continue reading

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