AUCD Hosts Webinar on Web Accessibility

Web Accessibility: What it is and Why it is Important to Your UCEDD

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 3:00PM – 4:00PM ET
Effective use of the Worldwide Web has become essential to a UCEDD’s ability to broadly and successfully disseminate information and resources. One often overlooked facet of web design is the optimized accessibility of content and site navigation for all users, including those who rely on assistive technology.

Todd Weissenberger, University of Iowa Web Accessibility Coordinator, and Mike Hoenig, a program coordinator at the Center for Disabilities and Development – Iowa UCEDD and an end user of assistive technology, will define Web accessibility from the legal and end user perspective, describe factors which lead to access barriers, define Web accessibility principles, outline the many reasons for incorporating accessibility into your Web design, and share pertinent resources. Ample time will be set aside to address your questions and concerns. Learn more about this Webinar

Media Center Services

The CDS Media Center provides accessible Web design and development services. We also specialize in accessibility assessment, repair and consulting to help you:

  • Reach the greatest possible audience
  • Meet accessibility conformance goals and achieve compliance with federal statutes (i.e. Section 508)
  • Insure a positive experience for your visitors

Learn more about Media Center services or contact us for a free consultation.

Heartbleed Bug Exposes Weakness in OpenSSL

The Heartbleed bug, as it has become known, is a weakness in the encryption protocol in OpenSSL—which can expose vast amounts of data including: account usernames and passwords, system information, and more. This bug affects Web servers running OpenSSL—and has been around since the launch of OpenSSL v1.0.1 in March 2012.

Information Technology Services at the University of Hawaii at Manoa has confirmed that this bug affected UH servers running OpenSSL. The full release is available on the ITS Web site:

Additional suggestions for password security are as follows:

  1. Use unique passwords for all of your accounts online.
  2. Use secure passwords consisting of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and special characters
  3. Change your passwords periodically to insure security

Please contact the Media Center for further assistance at: .