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Posts Tagged ‘Accessibility’

New ATS Menu

Posted on: September 14th, 2017 by admin

New ATS Menu Accessibility & Technology Solutions is your faculty and staff resource for accessibility concerns.  The website has been updated to include a more accessible mobile menu.  If you have ever wondered what distinguishes accessible websites, visit the ATS site and try it out.  You can use the site whether you use a mouse […]

Accessibility Features on Apple OS

Posted on: August 17th, 2016 by admin

Last month, I discussed the accessibility features offered in Windows 10.  Because accessibility and inclusive design are quickly becoming industry standards, Apple’s OS X provides an accessibility menu and allows many functions to be manipulated for greater access.  While this article will focus on the iPhone/iPad’s iOS and the standard OS X, Apple’s accessibility webpage […]

Twitter and Facebook’s New Features

Posted on: April 12th, 2016 by admin

In the world of accessibility, Twitter and Facebook both made moderate waves with new features debuted in the past few weeks.  Microsoft is also creating and will unveil an even greater advancement in the near future. In Twitter’s quest to become the simplest and most ubiquitous sharing platform, they have taken a big step to […]

Accessibility on Social Media

Posted on: March 18th, 2016 by admin

From the apps on your phone to the computer you’re using to avoid class work, social media networks dominate the everyday lives of many people.  They are the primary tools used to stay in touch with loved ones, learn about current events, brag about your food selections, and judge past acquaintances from a safe distance. […]

5 Tools to Help You Understand Accessibility

Posted on: February 23rd, 2016 by admin

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.

Virtual Workshops Offered on Making Websites Accessible

Posted on: October 31st, 2013 by Anne M. Klingen

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 […]

Important Reminder: Compliance with UM Accessibility of Technology Services Policy

Posted on: June 19th, 2013 by Deetra Wiley

Please be reminded that all UM Web content (websites and Web pages) must be in at least minimal compliance with the guidelines addressed in the  UM Accessibility of Technology Services Policy by September 1, 2013.  The goal of making technology accessible is to eliminate barriers to electronic material for all potential users, including those who […]

Accessibility and the Classroom

Posted on: April 11th, 2013 by Anne M. Klingen

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 […]

Making the Web Work for Everyone

Posted on: December 13th, 2011 by Deetra Wiley

 “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 […]