DOE notifies all schools at all levels that they cannot use inaccessible educational technology
The Department of Education today wrote to all US colleges and universities and all K-12 school districts to provide guidance on their obligations to use accessible educational technology. They provided FAQs based on the letter they wrote with the Department of Justice last year in response to NFB's and ACB's and RRC's advocacy about the Amazon Kindle e-book reader. So, as a result of our work together and, especially the leadership of Dr. Maurer, Mitch Pomerantz, and Dan Goldstein, all schools at all levels are on notice that they cannot use inaccessible educational technology - whether ebook readers, web mail, online learning, etc.
The links are below:
To read the Dear Colleague Letter to elementary and secondary schools, see http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/
To read the Dear Colleague Letter to institutions of higher education, see http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201105-pse.html.
The FAQ is available at http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/dcl-ebook-faq-201105.html.
To read the June 29, 2010 letter, see http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-20100629.html.