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NCDAE: The National Center on Disability and Access to Education

Joining together to improve the accessibility
of electronically-mediated education

September 2014 Newsletter

From Our Blog

Need a Little Motivation to Kick Off the Year?

Those of us in the accessibility arena face a new year filled with opportunities and challenges. One challenge is the issue of motivation for administrators, key staff, faculty, and students.

Featured Resource

New Cheatsheet: Creating Accessible Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets

GOALS is releasing a new cheatsheet focused on creating accessible Excel spreadsheets in Windows Excel 2010-2013 (Windows and Mac).

News and Resources

7 Things You Should Know about IT Accessibility

EDUCAUSE released a two page PDF resource that outlines the importance of IT Accessibility in higher education.

Survey of Web Accessibility Practitioners Results

WebAIM (a partner with GOALS) recently published the results of their online survey of over 900 web accessibility practitioners.

Fighting Their Way into Medical School

A student whose admission to Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences was revoked because he was deaf will start classes this fall, a federal judge ordered Tuesday.

Anti-social: Feds Wonder Why Social Media Companies Drag Feet on Accessibility Issues

Few social media companies attended the FCC‘s “Accessing Social Media” event signaling a lack of commitment to accessibility from social media companies.

Cloud Computing: Potential, Pitfalls for People with Disabilities

As cloud computing becomes mainstream, it is important to consider the implications for users with disabilities.