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Progress on New Federal Electronic Instructional Materials Accessibility Legislation

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 9/21/2015 | 0 comments

In today’s blog post, we have a conversation with Jarret Cummings, EDUCAUSE’s Director of Policy and External Relations. Jarret has helped lead negotiations on new federal legislation that would facilitate the development of voluntary accessibility guidelines for electronic instructional materials and related technologies in higher education. We thank Jarret for this update as part of […]

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Four Recommendations for the Higher Ed Act Reauthorization

Published by: Russ Poulin | 6/4/2015 | 6 comments

Some new federal regulations may be coming your way and we need to make our voice heard. We need your help in addressing concerns in four areas: ensuring equity for financial aid, student identity, accessibility, and state authorization of distance education. The Higher Education Act This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Higher […]

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Five more years of inaccessibility?

Published by: Russ Poulin | 5/16/2013 | 0 comments

WCET welcomes Lauren McLarney of the National Federation of the Blind in giving us some recent history of and the next steps for proposed regulations regarding accessibility to educational technologies for those with disabilities.  Thank you Lauren. I was in college a mere five years ago, but in that short period of time things have […]

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Completely Redesigning One Institution’s Online Courses – In Just One Year

Published by: Russ Poulin | 12/1/2011 | 10 comments

FIRST – Sorry to our subscribers who received the seemingly random post of Jo Kroll’s picture.  I was trying a newer version of WordPress and made a mistake.  Some parts are not quite as user friendly as I’d hoped.  Russ Poulin ON TO THE POST — I first met Jo Kroll at WCET’s old Institute […]

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Web Accessibility: What Will It Take to Sustain Online Accessibility?

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 3/16/2011 | 5 comments

The 2010 Managing Online Education survey had a very disturbing finding considering that distance education has moved beyond its nascent years. We learned that many campuses do not have formal policies and procedures to assure that their online courses and programs are compliant with mandates of the American Disabilities Act (ADA).  More than a third […]

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