A Practical Tool for Advocating for Increasing Accessibility of Information Technology in EducationBy Amtmann, Dagmar, PhD; Johnson, Kurt L., PhD; CSUN Technology and Persons With Disabilities Conference - 2004,
Publication Date: 2004
Paper discusses a DVD titled “Surfing the Web With a Screen Reader,” which was developed by the National Center on Accessible Information Technology. The DVD covers issues surrounding accessible web design, including people who utilize assistive technology to access computers and the Internet. The DVD itself is fully accessible, and includes captions for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, and talking menus and audio descriptions regarding key visual events for people who are blind or have low vision. “Surfing the Web With a Screen Reader” was created to promote awareness of the need for accessible technology, particularly for students with disabilities. When web pages are inaccessible, students may be denied the opportunity to share work and communicate with peers and mentors. Interested parties are encouraged to visit http://www.washington.edu/accessit for more information.
Published by: Center on Disabilities at CSUN (Website:http://www.csun.edu/cod/)
Link to text: http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf/2004/proceedings/231.htm