Two US Government Agencies Address Online Accessibility in Higher Education: Are Regulations Next?
Posted on May 28, 2023
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This is an article about digital accessibility in colleges, universities, and other higher education institutions in the United States. Two government agencies wrote a letter explaining the importance of digital content that disabled students can use. The law in the U.S. already requires accessibility. The letter explains the current law and how the law is enforced by the government. Higher education digital access is not just about websites. The letter explains the types of content that need to be accessible. These include podcasts and social media and learning platforms. The letter also talks about new regulations that may happen in the future.
On May 19, 2023, two United States federal agencies issued what is known as a “Dear Colleague” letter about the importance of digital accessibility in higher education. A Dear Colleague letter is a tool that government agencies use to convey policy, resources, and commitment on various issues. The higher education digital accessibility letter was jointly published by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
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