Category Archives: universal design

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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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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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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2011 Accessibility Summit Recordings Available

On September 27, 2011, UIC participated in the 2nd Annual Accessibility Summit presented by the Environments for Humans.  Environments for Humans brought together some of the Web’s most notable experts in Accessibility for a one-day online conference on making online … Continue reading

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Universal Design for Education Webinar series

The Great Lakes ADA Center and the Illinois Board of Higher Education are pleased to announce a free webinar series titled “Implementing Universal Design for Education in Illinois.” (Archive of completed sessions). This series was developed following a survey conducted … Continue reading

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