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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
Alam, Najma H. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The problem observed in this study is the low level of compliance of higher education website accessibility with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The literature supports the non-compliance of websites with the federal policy in general. Studies were performed to analyze the accessibility of fifty-four sample web pages using automated…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Higher Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Compliance (Legal)
Freeman, Misty Danielle – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this research was to explore Webmasters' behaviors and factors that influence Web accessibility at postsecondary institutions. Postsecondary institutions that were accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools were used as the population. The study was based on the theory of planned behavior, and Webmasters'…
Descriptors: Internet, Postsecondary Education, Compliance (Legal), Professional Personnel
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)
Forgione-Barkas, Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This collective case study reviewed the current state of Web accessibility at 102 postsecondary colleges and universities in North Carolina. The study examined themes within Web-accessibility compliance and identified which disability subgroups were most and least affected, why the common errors were occurring, and how the errors could be fixed.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Students, Disabilities, Access to Computers
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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
Olive, Geoffrey C. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Improving Web accessibility for disabled users visiting a university's Web site is explored following the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) guidelines and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act rules for Web page designers to ensure accessibility. The literature supports the view that accessibility is sorely lacking, not only in the USA, but also…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Guidelines, Court Litigation