Overcoming Organizational Barriers to Web Accessibility in Higher Education: A Case Study

Overcoming Organizational Barriers to Web Accessibility in Higher Education: A Case Study

Amy Metcalfe (The University of Arizona, USA)
Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-107-0.ch009
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Abstract

The number of students with disabilities who attend college is rising, which may be one of the many positive outcomes of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. While issues of adequate access to assistive technologies in computer labs, classrooms and libraries continue to be of importance for students with disabilities, it is apparent that consideration of the accessibility of academic cyberspace is also important for this growing population of students. This chapter is a case study of a successful Web accessibility initiative at the University of Arizona. Recommendations for both policy and implementation are included, with a discussion of how organizational culture and structure affects such efforts.

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