Education department to make website more accessible

Education department to make website more accessible

Lori Higgins
Detroit Free Press

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The Michigan Department of Education has a mountainous task ahead of it to comply with a federal directive and make its website accessible to people with disabilities.

The brunt of that task: Captioning up to 800 videos and taking up to 8,000 documents and either converting them so they’re accessible to people with visual impairments or deleting them from the website, www.michigan.gov/mde. The changes will make it easier for people with disabilities, particularly those with visual and hearing impairments, to access material on the site.

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