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California State Web Accessibility Laws

by Sofia Enamorado in Industry Trends

Download the Whitepaper: Roadmap to Web Accessibility in Higher Education California is one of the leading advocates of web accessibility in the US, with state laws and public policies which refer directly to the federal law Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.…

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Updated January 9, 2018
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South African Accessibility Laws

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

Web Accessibility Laws in South Africa Section 9 of South Africa’s Constitution states that “no person may unfairly discriminate directly or indirectly against anyone” on grounds that cover a long list of criteria including “disability.” Furthermore, legislation that protects citizens’ rights to…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Introducing the 2017 State of Captioning Annual Report

by Patrick Loftus in Company + Culture

Screens are everywhere these days and they’re streaming video like never before. Online video, especially mobile video and autoplay video, has come to dominate more traditional forms of web content in popularity, such as images and text, and that means video captioning…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Q&A: How the University of Maryland Implemented a Campus-Wide IT Accessibility Plan

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

There are approximately 52,000 people at the University of Maryland. 27,000 are students, 10,000 graduate students, and about 13,700 make up faculty and staff. The challenge of providing accessibility to such a diverse population is one that the university has been tackling…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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5 IT Accessibility Areas the University of Maryland is Tackling

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

Three years, five strategic areas to focus on. This is the backbone of the University of Maryland’s IT Accessibility Plan. The goal of their 3-year plan is to improve IT support to achieve a more accessible IT culture on campus. With the…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Q&A: 15 Years After An OCR Suit: NC State’s Accessibility Refresh

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

  15 years after entering into a voluntary resolution from three OCR complaints, NC State University has come a long way with their accessibility initiatives on campus. In a webinar entitled “15 Years After An OCR Suit: NC State’s Accessibility Refresh,” Grey…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Illinois State Web Accessibility Laws

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

Illinois demonstrates a proactive approach to web accessibility when it comes to state policy. It joins a handful of other states that have adopted their own “little 508s” that mimic the federal disability law, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Download the…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Missouri State Web Accessibility Laws

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

Missouri observes a state-wide policy that mirrors Section 508 web accessibility standards. It joins several other states in enacting policies that are essentially “Little 508s.” Download the Whitepaper: Roadmap to Web Accessibility in Higher Education Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act is…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Kansas State Web Accessibility Laws

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

Kansas boasts one of the oldest state web accessibility policies in the United States. Back in 2000, the Kansas Information Technology Executive Council (ITEC) crafted an official, state-wide standard for web design that removes barriers for users with sensory or fine motor…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Connecticut State Web Accessibility Laws

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

The state of Connecticut observes WCAG Level A standards for inclusive web design across all government websites and web services. Any Connecticut state department, office, or organization (including public colleges and universities) needs to have an accessible web presence. Connecticut’s requirements for…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Alabama State Web Accessibility Laws

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

In the 1970s, Alabama passed the Handicapped Persons Code, a statewide policy designed “to encourage and enable the blind, the visually handicapped and the otherwise physically disabled to participate fully in the social and economic life of the state.” Download the Whitepaper:…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Louisiana State Web Accessibility Laws

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

Louisiana’s state web accessibility policy emulates Section 508 standards for inclusive web design. Download the Whitepaper: Roadmap to Web Accessibility in Higher Education Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act is a federal law that sets specific standards for how digital products, software,…

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Updated January 4, 2018