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Why Public Schools Need to Audit their Website for Accessibility Right Now

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

  When it comes to web accessibility, the prevailing attitude at most schools is “we’ll get to it when we have to.” Well, that day is coming up fast for American public schools. The websites of 350 educational institutions are being investigated…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Web Accessibility Cases in 2015 and What They Mean for the Future

by Emily Griffin in Events

2015 was a busy year for web accessibility law. Several high-profile lawsuits, settlements, and regulatory complaints contributed to mounting case law in support of making web content universally accessible to people with disabilities. These set the precedent for universities, government entities, and…

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Updated January 4, 2018

12 Questions on the Past, Present, and Future of Web Accessibility Law

by Emily Griffin in Events

Recent years have seen an uptick in disability discrimination lawsuits about web accessibility against higher education institutions, private corporations, and media companies. The trend has many seeking answers about which accessibility laws apply to them, what they need to do to comply,…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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What Happens When the DOJ Comes Knocking? UC Boulder’s Cautionary Tale

by Emily Griffin in Events

Given the flurry of web accessibility lawsuits that institutes of higher education are facing today, universities need to be nimble in resolving accessibility complaints. University of Colorado Boulder (UCB) found itself subject to investigation by the Department of Justice a few years…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How Do You Handle a Web Accessibility Complaint from the Office for Civil Rights?

by Emily Griffin in Events

What happens if your college or university is accused of disability discrimination by the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights? Ask the University of Montana. They’ve been there. Janet Sedgley, Manager of Accessible Technology Services at University of Montana, tells…

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Updated February 6, 2018
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5 Questions for Universities That Resolved Legal Web Accessibility Complaints

by Emily Griffin in Events

No university wants to get into legal trouble, especially when it involves disability discrimination. That’s an unfortunate reality for institutions of higher ed that receive legal complaints about the accessibility of online course materials, such as the lawsuit Harvard and MIT currently…

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Updated January 4, 2018