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Re: launch of Teaching Accessibility


From: Daniel Tang (dtang)
Date: Jul 23, 2015 12:52PM


This is a sign of progress.

Daniel Tang

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Subject: [WebAIM] launch of Teaching Accessibility


In observance of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, today, a number of tech companies, along with partners from academia and advocacy have joined in the launch of Teaching Accessibility. As the name suggests, a key goal is to tackle the inclusion of accessibility and universal design principles into the teaching of technology courses in higher education. From a tech-industry perspective, Teaching Accessibility will develop standard language for inclusion in job descriptions for IT roles, and not just roles for those working in accessibility full-time.

The Washington Post published this article today on the launch https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/07/23/this-small-change-could-make-a-big-difference-for-accessible-technology.
Teaching Accessibility's website has more info, including info on how to get involved www.teachingaccessibility.com.