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Web Accessibility for All

By Dian Schaffhauser

When a Web designer or developer at the University of Washington in Seattle has questions about the accessibility of the school’s sites and applications, he or she can tap the expertise of a team of technology accessibility specialists such as Terrill Thompson. As a senior computer specialist, Thompson divides his time among multiple grant programs, including AccessIT (the National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education) and DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology). These federally funded research and dissemination projects focus on improving access to technology, education, and challenging careers for individuals with disabilities. Prior to his work at U Washington, Thompson served as coordinator of assistive and IT at North Carolina State University.

Campus Technology talked with Thompson about the importance of accessibility for all campus constituents and common pitfalls to avoid when creating accessible online sites.

Continued at: http://campustechnology.com/articles/2011/07/07/web-accessibility-for-all.aspx

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