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Web Accessibility Testing: Do Automatic Testing First | Karl Groves

Ask any ten accessibility people how they test for accessibility and you're bound to get a different answer from each one .
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Information on making online sites accessible to individuals with disabilities. Moderated by host of the Disability411 podcast.
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Here is How to Create A Google Plus Collection for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is How to Create A Google Plus Collection for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Online Accessibility | Scoop.it
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Why is so much of the internet still inaccessible to disabled people? - The Week - The Week Magazine

Why is so much of the internet still inaccessible to disabled people? - The Week - The Week Magazine | Online Accessibility | Scoop.it
Twenty-five years after the Americans with Disabilities Act, the disabled community still can't get online
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Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo And Others Push For Accessibility Development ... - ReadWrite

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7 Ways Form Accessibility Can Boost Conversions

7 Ways Form Accessibility Can Boost Conversions | Online Accessibility | Scoop.it
Designing for accessibility has user experience benefits for everybody. Learn how to improve form accessibility to boost revenue.
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Harvard and M.I.T. Sued Over Failing to Caption Online Courses

Harvard and M.I.T. Sued Over Failing to Caption Online Courses | Online Accessibility | Scoop.it
A federal class action filed by advocates for the deaf says both schools violate antidiscrimination laws by not providing closed captioning in online lectures and podcasts.
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This may encourage some schools to start captioning!

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5 Accessible Design Tips for Blended Courses -- Campus Technology

5 Accessible Design Tips for Blended Courses -- Campus Technology | Online Accessibility | Scoop.it
Revamping a course to be accessible to students with physical or learning disabilities can help make it more accessible to everybody else too.
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Excellent tips for both blended and online courses.

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Scott Lissner: Students With Disabilities Meet Challenges in Online Courses - US News

Scott Lissner: Students With Disabilities Meet Challenges in Online Courses - US News | Online Accessibility | Scoop.it
"Some places have let the drive to offer online instruction get ahead of thoughtful planning," says L. Scott Lissner, president of the Association on Higher Education And Disability. "I think there are a number of institutions that do it well – whether it is offering captioning or print ...
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Captioning Guidelines » Web Accessibility » 4All » Tech Ease

Captioning Guidelines » Web Accessibility » 4All » Tech Ease: According to the National Association of the Deaf, about 37 million people in the U.S. have some type of hearing loss. For those who have a hearing impairment, closed captioning is essential for ensuring equal access to information. This tutorial covers some of the guidelines in the Captioning Key for Educational Media prepared by the National Association of the Deaf.

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Good source for Closed Captioning guidelines...
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“Accessibility-Ready” WordPress Themes – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

“Accessibility-Ready” WordPress Themes – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Online Accessibility | Scoop.it
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Consider disability at the outset, tech designers told - SciDev.Net

Consider disability at the outset, tech designers told - SciDev.Net | Online Accessibility | Scoop.it
Designing technology so it is accessible to everyone should be core, not an afterthought, AAAS meeting hears.
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Transcribe software updated with voice-recognition feature | Media news | Journalism.co.uk

Transcribe software updated with voice-recognition feature | Media news | Journalism.co.uk | Online Accessibility | Scoop.it
New feature for basic account holders allows dictation alongside the audio player and text editor
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Accessible Instruction is EVERY Educator's Responsibility

Accessible Instruction is EVERY Educator's Responsibility | Online Accessibility | Scoop.it
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"It's not just the right thing to do, it's the legal thing to do."

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Digital Accessibility Liability Infographic | Deque Systems

Digital Accessibility Liability Infographic | Deque Systems | Online Accessibility | Scoop.it
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Fantastic infographic about the history of digital accessibility liability. Want to know what course cases say you need your content to be accessible? Start here...

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This small change could make a big difference for accessible technology - Washington Post (blog)

This small change could make a big difference for accessible technology - Washington Post (blog) | Online Accessibility | Scoop.it
Tech firms such as Yahoo, Facebook, Dropbox and LinkedIn announced Thursday that they will develop standard language that lets applicants know that having accessibility knowledge is "preferred" to land a job.
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Social media and tech sites must be accessible to everyone

Social media and tech sites must be accessible to everyone | Online Accessibility | Scoop.it
At a recent FCC event on accessibility on social media, LinkedIn was the only social media company that showed up. Everyone should be able to participate in the public square in the 21st century.
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How to Evaluate Your Web Pages for Accessibility – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

How to Evaluate Your Web Pages for Accessibility – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Online Accessibility | Scoop.it
@GeorgeOnline @ProfHacker on how to eval web pages for accessibility: http://t.co/NlDaM3z9K7 #dh #ADA25
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Justice Department Reaches Settlement with edX Inc., Provider of Massive Open Online Courses, to Make its Website, Online Platform and Mobile Applications Accessible Under the Americans with Disabi...

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with edX Inc., Provider of Massive Open Online Courses, to Make its Website, Online Platform and Mobile Applications Accessible Under the Americans with Disabi... | Online Accessibility | Scoop.it
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Good news for online accessibility!

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A New Obstacle for Students With Disabilities

A New Obstacle for Students With Disabilities | Online Accessibility | Scoop.it
By opposing a reauthorization provision that would establish equal access to technology, the American Council on Education is turning its back on students who need its help the most.
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WordPress Contributors Move Toward Automating Accessibility ...

WordPress Contributors Move Toward Automating Accessibility ... | Online Accessibility | Scoop.it
Accessibility is one of those areas of WordPress contribution that hardly ever ends up in the spotlight. Much of the work that goes on in this area is invisible to the vast majority of users. Accessibility experts are generally in ...

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Good to know! I think more people would make their sites accessible i it was easier.

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Good to know there are folks working on web accessibility in WordPress.

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E:60 - Loud And Proud - Video - ESPN

E:60 - Loud And Proud - Video - ESPN | Online Accessibility | Scoop.it
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Eighteen-year-old Kentucky fan Marlana VanHoose, who suffers from cerebral palsy, has been blind since birth. Marlana shows her spirit by singing the national anthem at Kentucky basketball games. The Wildcats are 4-0 in those games.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Speech to Text and Text to Speech In Your Web Browser

Free Technology for Teachers: Speech to Text and Text to Speech In Your Web Browser | Online Accessibility | Scoop.it
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Consider disability at the outset, tech designers told - SciDev.Net

Consider disability at the outset, tech designers told - SciDev.Net | Online Accessibility | Scoop.it
Designing technology so it is accessible to everyone should be core, not an afterthought, AAAS meeting hears.
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Consider disability at the outset, tech designers told - SciDev.Net

Consider disability at the outset, tech designers told - SciDev.Net | Online Accessibility | Scoop.it
Designing technology so it is accessible to everyone should be core, not an afterthought, AAAS meeting hears.
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The Holy Trinity of Effective eLearning: Usability, Utility and Desirability

The Holy Trinity of Effective eLearning: Usability, Utility and Desirability | Online Accessibility | Scoop.it
Usability, along with utility and desirability, unlocks the key to effective eLearning content. By following these three essential principles, course
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Assistive Technology: A Necessity for Student Success

Assistive Technology: A Necessity for Student Success | Online Accessibility | Scoop.it
Assistive Technology: A Necessity for Student Success - The Huffington Post
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