Closer look at colleges' online accessibility

from POLITICO Morning Education: A daily overview of education policy news

Viewed from behind, a college-age woman wearing headphones views a college admissions web page

Many college websites pose barriers for students with disabilities. “It’s those simple things that make the use of somebody’s site so much easier, so much more intuitive for someone with a disability.” - Vice President of Perkins Solutions Bill Oates

March 4, 2016

.. Perkins Solutions launched Perkins Access last week to help colleges perfect their websites and learning platforms. Customers such as Harvard and Notre Dame had already sought their expertise; the former, for its online classes, and the latter, for its admissions portal. “Everybody should be accessible because it’s the right thing to do,” said Bill Oates, vice president of Perkins Solutions. “We believe that this is an imminently solvable problem for higher education.”

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