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Structure Your Accessibility Work

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 12/4/2020

The following special topic paper originally appeared in the publication Pursuing Regulatory Compliance for Digital Instruction in Response to Covid-19: Policy Playbook, which was published by the Every Learner Everywhere Network and develop and edited by WCET. The Playbook gives background on several […]

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Update on Federal Regulations Impacting Distance Education During the Pandemic

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 5/22/2020

In Harold Ramis’ 1993 classic, Groundhog Day, Bill Murray portrays a television weatherman sent to cover Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day who ends up repeating the day over and over again. At first, Murray’s character, Phil Connors, uses the time […]

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Promising Practices for Navigating “What’s Next”

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/23/2020

I have long marveled at how quickly and effectively WCET pivots to support its members when we most need assistance. Remember the announcement of new guidelines that regional accreditors were going to use to evaluate distance education (CRAC-2001)? State authorization […]

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Keeping Accessibility in Mind During the COVID-19 Conversion of Courses

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 3/24/2020

We welcome today’s guest post from Cyndi Rowland, Executive Director of WebAIM (at Utah State University) which empowers organizations to make their web content accessible to people with disabilities. Cyndi gives us great and compassionate advice for teachers and faculty […]

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Meet AURS — Your Go-To Resource for Addressing Accessibility Challenges

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 9/27/2019

Accessibility is not only one of the main areas of focus for WCET, but a consistent issue and opportunity for higher education institutions. In order to support faculty, instructional designers, and others who work in the area, Quality Matters, a […]

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From Policy to Compliance: What do Faculty Need to Develop Accessible Course Content?

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 9/12/2019

Accessibility of college and university materials and services is an important topic for all those involved in education today. Higher Education institutions are working to develop policies and guidelines for ensuring accessible content for all learners. Do such policies result […]

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An Introspective Look at WCET’s Own Accessibility Practices, Part II

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 8/5/2019

Last week, I began to explain what WCET is doing – and potential areas of improvement – about web accessibility, based on different disabilities and barriers that people with those disabilities may encounter as described by The World Wide Web […]

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An Introspective Look at WCET’s Own Accessibility Practices, Part I

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 8/2/2019

Are your course materials and institutional websites accessible for all learners? Here at Frontiers, we discuss accessibility quite often, but today we have a very practical post that directly reviews content to determine accessibility for all. I’m excited to welcome […]

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