[Athen] Helping Students with Visual Disabilities via
Teresa.Haven at nau.edu
Mon Sep 14 14:54:53 PDT 2015
I recognize a couple of the people on the website as being experts in the field of disability, but I'm concerned about the website itself -- as many of you who have looked at it have probably already noticed, it has a fair number of problems with design and coding for accessibility, particularly for users with vision disabilities.
Teresa Haven, Ph.D.
Accessibility Analyst, Northern Arizona University
From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Maria Bohn
Sent: Monday, September 14, 2015 2:45 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network
Subject: Re: [Athen] Helping Students with Visual Disabilities via AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org
I was forwarded an email last week from my boss who was contacted by this company: the email said in regards to this web site:
"My organization has just completed our new guide with resources, tools and technology advancements to support students with visual impairments, and I think it would fit nicely on your page above. You can find the guide here:
Helping Students with Visual Impairments http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/helping-students-with-visual-impairments/
The guide was created in part by four experts in the field, who lent their experience and expertise to help us provide students with visual impairments the tips and resources needed to succeed in school. Key features of our guide include:
- Tips for choosing the right college
- An in-depth look at the top assistive technology and tools being used today
- Scholarships available for students with visual impairments
Will you help us share this guide with your community and support students with visual impairments by including our guide on your site as a link resource?"
Senior Resource Accommodation Specialist - Assistive Technology Bergen Community College Sent from my iPhone
On Sep 14, 2015, at 5:30 PM, Jennifer Sutton <jsuttondc at gmail.com<mailto:jsuttondc at gmail.com>> wrote:
I thought some of you might find this item of interest:
Helping Students with Visual Disabilities AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org<http://AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org>
I'd be curious if anyone knows more about this organization/project. Questions that crossed my mind, for example:
-- I didn't see a "last updated" date. Maybe I missed it. But when I see things like this, I always wonder if they're being maintained.
-- I also didn't see any other disabilities, and I wonder why. Why only blindness/visual impairment? Again, maybe I missed more.
I'm not meaning to open up a can of worms, if there is one; I'm simply unfamiliar with this organization.
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