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Salminen, Erik; Gregory, Dennis E. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
The results of recent cases indicate that residences and dormitories owned by higher education institutions should be considered "dwellings," and thus subject to the Fair Housing Act. The Fair Housing Act (1968) as amended requires that the providers of dwellings accommodate assistance animals, which includes not only service animals,…
Descriptors: Animals, Therapy, Dormitories, College Housing
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Palmer, Zsuzsanna Bacsa; Palmer, Ralph Henry – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
This article argues that business and professional communication practitioners, instructors, and students, besides becoming better informed about the legal context of website accessibility, should also become more aware of the ethical considerations of creating digital communication products that are inherently accessible for people with…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Ethics, Web Sites, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Solovieva, Tatiana I.; Bock, Jeremy M. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), people with disabilities are guaranteed access to all postsecondary programs and services. The purpose of this study, conducted by the Center for Excellence in Disabilities, was to evaluate the current status of a major university's web accessibility. The results indicated that in 2011 only 51% of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Universities, Web Sites
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Jackson, Dimitra Lynette; Jones, Stephanie J. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
The research on students with disabilities has focused primarily on transition programs and the accessibility of information in the classroom environment. There is a dearth of studies that examine the accessibility of disability services information on community college websites for prospective students with disabilities. A researcher-developed…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Web Sites, Disabilities, Two Year College Students
Small, Ruth V.; Stewart, Jessica – School Library Monthly, 2013
Since passage of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), schools are required to educate students with disabilities in the "least restrictive environment" (Hopkins 2005), i.e., to the maximum extent possible with their non-disabled peers (Myhill 2004). School libraries are required to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, School Libraries, Librarians, Workshops
Anastasopoulos, Nicholas; Baer, Amanda Marie – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2013
Massive Open Online Courses ("MOOCs") are free online courses offered by institutions of higher education to individuals across the world, without any admissions criteria. Through web-based courses hosted by MOOC platforms, student-participants learn by accessing media, including documents, pictures and uploaded lectures on the course…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Hearing Impairments, Visual Impairments
Brobst, John L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The problem addressed by this study is the observed low levels of compliance with federal policy on website accessibility. The study examines the two key federal policies that promote website accessibility, using a side-by-side policy analysis technique. The analysis examines the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 508 of the…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Compliance (Legal), Public Policy, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Foley, Alan – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2011
In this paper, data obtained from a university website accessibility and usability validation process are analyzed and used to demonstrate how the design process can affect the online experience for users with disabilities. Interviews, observations, and use data (e.g. where users clicked on a page or what path taken through a site) were collected.…
Descriptors: Standards, Special Needs Students, Testing, Evaluation Criteria
Geiger, Brian; Evans, R. R.; Cellitti, M. A.; Smith, K. Hogan; O'Neal, Marcia R.; Firsing, S. L., III; Chandan, P. – International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 2011
Background: The Internet can be an invaluable resource for obtaining health information by people with disabilities. Although valid and reliable information is available, previous research revealed barriers to accessing health information online. Health education specialists have the responsibilities to insure that it is accessible to all users.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Health Education, Disabilities, Access to Education
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Cassner, Mary; Maxey-Harris, Charlene; Anaya, Toni – Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 2011
This research is based on the Library Services for People with Disabilities Policy, which was approved by the American Library Association in 2001. The policy identified focus areas for libraries including library services, facilities, collections, and assistive technology. Library websites frequently convey this information to users. Our study…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Academic Libraries, Professional Associations, Educational Technology
Booth, Char – Library Journal, 2010
If digital literacy is exploding, the visually disabled are taking the shrapnel. The author wagers that most librarians consider themselves committed to accessibility and make individual and organizational efforts to comply with (and often exceed) the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in their buildings and the Rehabilitation Act Section 508…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Advocacy, Public Sector, Librarians
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Bradbard, David A.; Peters, Cara; Caneva, Yoana – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
The Web has become an integral part of postsecondary education within the United States. There are specific laws that legally mandate postsecondary institutions to have Web sites that are accessible for students with disabilities (e.g., the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)). Web accessibility policies are a way for universities to provide a…
Descriptors: Land Grant Universities, Accessibility (for Disabled), Content Analysis, Internet
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Green, Ravonne A.; Huprich, Julia – Journal of Access Services, 2009
Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandates that programs and services be accessible to people with disabilities. While schools of library and information science (SLIS*) and university libraries should model accessible Web sites, this may not be the case. This article examines previous studies about the Web accessibility of…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Library Services, Accessibility (for Disabled), Disabilities