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US Access Board Issues Final Standards and Guidelines for Section 508

On January 18, 2017, the Access Board published a final rule that jointly updates requirements for information and communication technology covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Communication Act. The Section 508 Standards apply

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University May Remove Online Content to Avoid Disability Law

The University of California, Berkeley, has announced that it may eliminate free online content rather than comply with a U.S. Justice Department order that it make the content accessible to those with disabilities. The content in question is all free

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Settlements Reached in Seven States, One Territory to Ensure Website Accessibility for People with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today announced that it has reached settlements with education organizations in seven states and one territory to ensure website accessibility for people with disabilities. OCR had received complaints involving each

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CDS Technology Presentation Series

Learn to use online applications for storing, scheduling and sharing information on the web by fully expanding the UH@Google applications available to all UH students, staff and faculty. This series of in-person presentations at the new CDS Building Conference Room

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Kindle E-Reader Discrimination Lawsuit Settled

Two organizations representing the blind have settled a discrimination lawsuit against Arizona State University over its use of Amazon’s Kindle e-reader device. Arizona State is among several universities testing the $489 Kindle DX, a large-screen model aimed at textbook and

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Advocates for the deaf sue Harvard, MIT over lack of captioning on free online courses – The Boston Globe

A national advocacy group filed federal lawsuits against Harvard and MIT on Thursday, accusing the universities of discriminating against people who are deaf and hard of hearing by failing to caption their vastly expanding array of online courses. Read the

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AUCD Hosts Webinar on Web Accessibility

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.

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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.

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Welcome to the New Media Center Web Site

Welcome to the new Media Center Web site. Please visit our services page for a detailed description of the services and supports that we provide.

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