Archive for the ‘Web Accessibility’ Category
American Sign Language (ASL) is spoken by hundreds of thousands of people in Deaf communities around the world. With the help of two inventive undergrads from the University of Washington, this language is getting a voice. The two students, Navid Azodi and Thomas Pryor, won the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize in the ‘Use It’ category that […]
If you’ve never seen a woman SCUBA dive in her wheelchair, the time is nigh. A British artist named Sue Austin designed and developed her Underwater Wheelchair for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad that ran alongside the 2012 Summer Olympics in the United Kingdom. Sue received a commission to create a series of installations and events […]
Computers and the Internet have changed our classroom expectations by increasing the access to information, resources, and other people. As digital media develops and grows, there is an increasing push to ensure that all people have equal access to digital content regardless of their physical abilities. Accessibility includes creating course materials and using websites that are designed in a logical and intuitive way so they can be used as effectively as possible.
In a few weeks, you’ll notice some big changes to your myOleMiss interface. Since rolling out the original portal design in 2008, all of our first-hand experience and collected feedback have provided us with clear directions for improving it. On September 20, we’ll be rolling out those improvements to everyone. Here are some highlights.
Learn more about developing accessible websites for students, staff, and faculty with disabilities by attending virtual conference sessions. The Accessing Higher Ground Virtual Conference focuses on the implementation and benefits of Accessible Media, Universal Design and Assistive Technology in the higher education setting. There are numerous sessions on best practices for web design, reaching untapped […]
In a December 2012 post to the TechNews blog, Deetra Wiley wrote about web accessibility and the importance of insuring that university websites and web services are available to everyone, but the requirements of accessibility are not restricted only to the administrative side of the university. We also have an obligation to insure that academic […]
“Advancing technology is systematically changing the way universities approach education, but we must be sure that emerging technologies offer individuals with disabilities the same opportunities as other students.” (Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez, United States Department of Justice) What is Web Accessibility? The goal of Web accessibility is to make websites usable by […]