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NCDAE: The National Center on Disability and Access to Education

Joining together to improve the accessibility
of electronically-mediated education

June 2013 Newsletter

Featured Resource

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.

Featured Article

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.