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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
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Veal, William; Bray, Marty; Flowers, Claudia – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 was a landmark legislative initiative that outlined the protection of individuals with disabilities. The 1997 amendment of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (U.S. Congress, 1999) stipulates that students with disabilities are to be educated in the general education curriculum.…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education