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NCDAE: The National Center on Disability and Access to Education

Joining together to improve the accessibility
of electronically-mediated education

May 2014 Newsletter

Featured Article

AQIP and Accessibility — Like Peanut Butter and Chocolate...

Reflections on attending the 2014 Higher Learning Commission's (HLC) Annual Conference and how the GOALS Indicators can complement the HLC Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP).

Featured Resources

Adobe Acrobat XI Video Tutorial

GOALS has created a video companion to the Acrobat XI cheatsheet. Look for videos for other cheatsheets in the following months.

Revised Cheatsheets

We have recently updated several of our cheatsheets. In particular, the Captioning YouTube Videos cheatsheet has undergone significant changes.

News and Resources

CSUN 2014 Annual Legal Digital Accessibility Update

Lainey Feingold and Linda Dardarian summarize their annual digital accessibility legal update at CSUN, with a section featuring updates in education.

The Information Technology and Disabilities Journal

Twelve pioneers in the field of accessible technology reflect on the past 20 years, and consider the exciting challenges and solutions that await. Featuring an article from NCDAE's Cyndi Rowland: A Traveler's Notepad: Reflections on a journey toward web accessibility.

Dropping the Ball on Disabilities

Students with disabilities report having a rough first year academically as they transition to college.

S.C. Charters Agree to Accessibility Changes After Federal Investigation

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights has entered into an agreement with the South Carolina Public Charter District to make the district's Internet-based schools accessible to students and parents with disabilities, particularly those with visual impairments.

UM Reaches Agreement to Develop New Accessibility Policies, Disability Training

The University of Montana will develop new accessibility policies and train employees on disability issues under an agreement reached with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Keyboard-Only Navigation for Improved Accessibility

The Nielsen Norman Group explains the importance of keyboard-only navigation and outlines simple steps to check for keyboard accessibility.