[Athen] launch of Teaching Accessibility

Jennifer Sutton jsuttondc at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 14:36:18 PDT 2015


Cross-posted here, in case folks haven't seen it on webAIM or elsewhere.



>Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:32:54 -0700

>From: Jennison Mark Asuncion <jennison.asuncion at gmail.com>

>To: webaim-forum <webaim-forum at list.webaim.org>

>Subject: [WebAIM] launch of Teaching Accessibility

>Folks, In observance of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with

>Disabilities Act, today, a number of tech companies, along with

>partners from academia and advocacy have joined in the launch of

>Teaching Accessibility. As the name suggests, a key goal is to

>tackle the inclusion of accessibility and universal design

>principles into the teaching of technology courses in higher

>education. From a tech-industry perspective, Teaching Accessibility

>will develop standard language for inclusion in job descriptions for

>IT roles, and not just roles for those working in accessibility

>full-time. The Washington Post published this article today on the



>Teaching Accessibility's website has more info, including info on

>how to get involved www.teachingaccessibility.com. Jennison _

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