June 2013 Newsletter
GOALS Cheatsheet: Creating Accessible Electronic Content
This latest cheatsheet provides general recommendations for creating accessible content. For tips on creating accessible content using a specific tool, see our cheatsheets on Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, YouTube, and other topics.
Accreditation and Web Accessibility: Why Should Accreditors Care?
Providing an inclusive and supportive environment for teaching and learning is a critical part of postsecondary education and a central tenet of the accreditation philosophy. This article explains why accreditors and review teams should support and encourage institutions as they develop, procure, and maintain accessible web content.
From Our Blog
Summertime, the perfect time to reflect on accessibility
Summer is the perfect time to reflect on initiatives for, and outcomes of, your institution's web accessibility efforts.
In the News
President Obama Unveils ConnectED Initiative to Bring America's Students into Digital Age
President Obama announces new initiative to connect 99% of America's students to high speed internet within five years.
Ed Tech Accessibility
Disability rights advocates and book publishers are pushing for federal regulations that ensure students with visual impairments in higher education receive accessible materials.
Study Ranks Accessibility of Top Learning Management Systems
A University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign study compares the accessibility of four major LMSes: Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Moodle, and Sakai.
Online Accessibility a Faculty Duty
With the growth of online education, instructors have an obligation to create accessible content at the individual class level.