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Penn State's Progress on its NFB Agreement (EDUCAUSE 2012)

At last year's EDUCAUSE annual conference, EDUCAUSE Policy hosted a panel discussion on technology accessibility for persons with disabilities in higher education. During that session, Dan Goldstein, outside legal counsel for the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), stated that the NFB viewed its then-recent agreement with Penn State to resolve concerns about the inaccessibility of the university's technology environment as a model for all of higher education. So, for the EDUCAUSE 2012 Annual Conference, the EDUCAUSE Policy group invited John Harwood, Penn State's associate vice provost for information technology services, to present a session on how the university has implemented the NFB agreement over the last year, what it has achieved as a result, and what lessons other institutions might learn from its efforts. You may view the video of the session at:

http://educause.mediasite.com/mediasite/Play/45b743b510914f9b94a207bd2143de651d

and you can access the video from last year's panel discussion at:

http://demo.podcast.323link.com/episodes/e/ed/educause/3751/IT_Accessibility_in_Higher_Educat__3751.h264.flash.mp4

 

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