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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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Plumb, Tawnya K. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
As library patrons move online, librarians must move instructional content online to join them. One means of educating library users is to meet them on their computers with electronic tutorials. Electronic tutorials may be used for various instructional tasks such as teaching users about the basic elements of a library catalog, pointing out the…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Internet, Librarians
Blansett, Jim – Library Journal, 2008
In recent years, the Internet has become a digital commons of commerce and education. However, accessibility standards have often been overlooked online, and the digital equivalents to curb-cuts and other physical accommodations have only rarely been implemented to serve those with print disabilities. (A print disability can be a learning…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Visual Impairments, Physical Disabilities, Learning Disabilities
Sprague, Carolyn Ann – 1999
Despite the widespread availability of Web-based information resources, it is difficult for some people who rely on assistive technology to access and process these materials. Web designers can play an active role in facilitating access by formatting resources so that they are compatible with these technologies. This can be accomplished by…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Communication Aids (for Disabled), Computer System Design
National Council on Disability, Washington, DC. – 1997
This annual report of the National Council on Disability (NCD) describes major activities and accomplishments during fiscal year 1996 in its role of advising the President and Congress on issues concerning people with disabilities. The NCD conducted the first-ever National Summit on Disability Policy which gathered 300 people to develop more than…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Advisory Committees, Advocacy, Change Strategies