Education

Accessibility resources for the Education industry to help your journey

The 2020 State of Digital Accessibility Report
Industry Report: The 2020 State of Digital Accessibility

This 2020 State of Digital Accessibility Report compiles the results of this year’s survey of over 1100 professionals across industries and job roles who shared.

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Ensuring Accessible Self-Service Experiences

Self-service tablets and kiosks can be found in just about every industry, from self-check-in at the doctor’s office to self-checkout at the grocery store. Due to COVID-19, more organizations are exploring self-service options to help their customers and employees maintain physical distance whenever possible.

Accessing Higher Ground Accessible Media, Web & Technology Conference November 18-22
Join Us at AHG This Month!

Our Higher Ed team is busy gearing up for the 22nd Annual Accessing Higher Ground Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference (AHG) November 18-22. This.

Understanding Assistive Technology: How Does a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Person Use Technology?

Thank you to our friends at 3PlayMedia for their collaboration on this article. Understanding digital accessibility challenges is easy if you know people with disabilities..

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Expanded for M-Enabling: The 2019 State of Digital Accessibility Report

Level Access has expanded the 2019 State of Digital Accessibility Report to reveal more insights from the original survey of 550 industry professionals, including more.

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Digital Accessibility Crystal Ball: Will We See Different Types of Cases in 2019 and Beyond?

With digital accessibility lawsuits at record numbers—more than 2,250 cases were filed in federal court under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act in.

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Digital Accessibility Case Filings Rebound in October/November after September Dip

While the decline in case filings in September may lead some to think the current wave of web accessibility litigation might be petering out, an.

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DOE Rescinds “Mass Filer” Rule, Reopening Door for Web Accessibility Complaints

In late November, the Department of Education (DOE) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a revised Case Processing Manual that reversed controversial rules changes made.

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Over 470 Digital Accessibility Cases Filed in Q3 2018, Led By Lawsuits Against Retailers, Hotels, and Consumer Service Providers

More than 470 digital accessibility lawsuits were filed between July and September 2018, equaling 58% of total suits filed in 2017. These strong Q3 numbers.

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Webinar: Double Feature – Writing & Reading the VPAT

Original Presentation Date: November 13, 2018 Are you a vendor who sells to the U.S. Federal Government, state & local governments, or educational institutions, and must.

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WCAG 2.1 Factsheet

When standards change, Level Access is here to bring clarity! Download our WCAG 2.1 Factsheet for a no-nonsense guide to the new success criteria. Contents.

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Court of Appeals Rules Plaintiff Not Required to Exhaust Remedies under CVAA Before Bringing ADA Suit

A recent decision by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta could mean trouble for organizations and governmental bodies that stream video on their.

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Digital Accessibility Litigation Up 24% in August 2018

If you are concerned about your organization’s risk of an ADA lawsuit, contact us for a complimentary Risk Assessment of your website. If you have already.

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Infographic: North American Accessibility Laws and Digital Content Standards

Download this handy guide for a review of all accessibility laws and digital content standards in North America including: U.S. Federal Laws U.S. State Laws.

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2018 Digital Accessibility Trends – Fall Update Q&A and Webinar Resources

Level Access CEO and Founder Tim Springer and Chief Accessibility Officer Jonathan Avila hosted our popular 2018 Digital Accessibility Trends – Fall Update webinar earlier this month. There were.

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Web Accessibility Litigation Targets Retail and Consumer Services, Government Agencies in July 2018

If you are concerned about your organization’s risk of an ADA lawsuit, contact us for a complimentary Risk Assessment of your website. If you have already.

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NFB, NAACP Sue Department of Education over Amendments to Civil Rights Complaint Procedure

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), NAACP, and the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) have filed suit against the Department of Education.

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Making Education Websites Accessible to People with Disabilities

Today, much more education is happening online. Online universities offer students from all walks of life the opportunity to earn college degrees. And many traditional.

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Digital Accessibility for EDU: Legal Update

In addressing issues related to digital accessibility, educational institutions need to consider the current state of the law and rulemaking status of the Americans with.

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A B2B Buyer’s Crash Course in Digital Accessibility

Congrats! You have a job spending oodles of someone else’s money. But you’ve been told that you need to procure accessible technology. What exactly does.

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Online Educational Resources Just Out of Reach of Students with Disabilities

Today, much more education is happening online. Online universities offer students from all walks of life the opportunity to earn college degrees. And many more.

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CSUN 2018 Takeaways: Pearson’s Accessible Equation Editor Teaches Us More Than Math

Did you attend CSUN this year? If not, we can bring a little bit of CSUN to you! We asked our Levelers to share about some.

Ducks on a Plane: Accessibility News Roundup, April 18, 2018

At Level Access, we make it our business to know what’s going on in accessibility. And since we are already scouring the web for the.

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Regarding An Alternative Perspective from CSUN

Did you attend CSUN this year? If not, we can bring a little bit of CSUN to you! We asked our Levelers to share about some.

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Tammy Duckworth and Colleagues Express Opposition to HR 620, Making Senate Passage Unlikely in 2018

The ADA Education and Reform Act, also known as House Resolution 620 (HR 620), may have passed the House, but its chances of passing the.

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Web Accessibility Complaints Dismissed after Rules Change by DOE Office of Civil Rights

Education Advocate Marcie Lipsitt has filed more than 2,400 complaints with the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) against schools and universities with.

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Section 508 Refresh: Understanding the New Requirements

If you’re looking for information about the Section 508 Refresh, you’ve come to the right place! Our Section 508 Refresh whitepaper has been updated to.

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Get an “A” in Digital A11y Solutions for Education

Original Presentation Date: November 28, 2017 People say, “Knowledge is power.” The good news is that you don’t need to know everything about digital accessibility to.

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AODA Requirements for Educational Organizations

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) sets the goal of creating an accessible Ontario by the year 2025. Because of their important role,.

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Dealing with OCR Complaints: Advice for Educational Institutions

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) within the Department of Education (DOE) is responsible for collecting and investigating discrimination complaints against educational institutions. In 2016.

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Use Case Testing

What is it, where does it fit in, and is it right for your situation? As a member of the Accessibility Services team at Level.

SSB’s Dr. Badrul Khan Meets with Nobel Laureate

SSB’s Training and e-Learning Specialist Dr. Badrul H. Khan, a world-renowned educator, author, speaker and consultant in the field of e-learning, met with Nobel Laureate.

Developing Accessible e-Learning – Where to Begin

With so many instructional design models, online content and e-Learning development tools it’s easy to get overwhelmed with choices or waylaid by the tools themselves.

e-Learning Accessibility & Usability

After 18 years in the field of e-Learning and as a doctoral learner in instructional design and online learning, I am intrigued by the intersection.