Web Accessibility for Students with Disabilities
Monday, March 3, 2008
In 1987, 3.6% of youth with disabilities went on to two year colleges, while in 2003, 20.8% did so. Attention to the learning and information technology of these youth is imperative, if they are to gain equitable access both to education and subsequently to employment. This presentation will provide information on a web-based tool for community college student affairs and information technology personnel to assist in the formulation of a campus-wide plan for web and IT accessibility for students with disabilities. This tool was an outgrowth of several years of research conducted by the Employment and Disability Institute and Institute for Community College Development in the ILR School at Cornell University.