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Youngblood, Norman E.; Tirumala, Lakshmi N.; Galvez, Robert Anthony – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
Electronic media accessibility has come a long way since the Telecommunications Act of 1996. In 2010, the Communication and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) mandated closed captioning many online videos and called for making video blind accessible through audio descriptions. The Department of Justice (DOJ) ruled Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Information Technology, Civil Rights Legislation, Federal Legislation
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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
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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