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ERIC Number: ED462960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Accessibility of Schools and Colleges of Education Home Pages for Individuals with Disabilities.
Bray, Marty
Colleges of Education (COEs) use the World Wide Web to disseminate and gather information. Online barriers limit the accessibility of the Web for individuals with disabilities. This study evaluated the accessibility of COE home pages. Two hundred and fifty Web sites were randomly selected for evaluation. A software program was used to quantify the number of accessibility errors at each site. The results indicated that most (79%) institutions of higher education home pages had accessibility problems, and the majority of these problems (67%) of the errors were severe problems that should be given a high priority for correcting. The good news is that the majority (74%) of the errors can easily be corrected. The work reflects a need for COEs to examine the accessibility of their home pages. Direction for improving accessibility is provided. Two tables present information on type of accessibility error, percent, severity, and ease to correct, and World Wide Web resources. (Contains 12 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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