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Re: Accessibility statement undergoing maintenance

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From: John E. Brandt
Date: Oct 23, 2007 7:50AM


I just blogged about that http://www.jebswebs.net/blog/

Backstory is the company is now working with the Blackboard Accessibility
Interest Group http://cita.rehab.uiuc.edu/collaborate/blackboard/ being
headed up folks at UIUC. I spoke with one of their leads last week and the
best estimate is that it will be a year before the new accessible product is
available. The problems are more in the back end/admin/course development
side.

Read my blog for some other background.

If you are interested in helping the Interest Group, they are looking for
more participation. My guess is the company may need more convincing and
numbers count.

~j

John E. Brandt
Augusta, Maine USA
www.jebswebs.com



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[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of WL Wong
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 7:20 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: [WebAIM] Accessibility statement undergoing maintenance

Hi,

For those of you who are in colleges or universities and are using WebCT/BB
products, I wondered if you have noticed that the accessibility statement on
the BB site has been going through some changes.

Previously there was some mention of products being 508 compliant, etc, and
etc.

Of late the accessibility link on BB's sites has undergone one more
transformation - see http://www.blackboard.com/company/accessibility.aspx

Message posted on the page:
"We're sorry, but the Accessibility page you're looking for is currently
undergoing maintenance. Please check back soon.

For additional help, please visit our site map.

Thank you."

I am interested to hear your response...

Thanks and regards
WL