2016 ROADMAP TO WEB ACCESSIBILITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION

| March 21, 2018

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Web accessibility is one of the most critical issues facing higher education. Although new web technologies and online media have been a boon for distance and online teaching, students and staff with disabilities have become increasingly disadvantaged. The access gap is exacerbated by the skyrocketing growth of the disabled population due to medical and technological advancements.

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Founded in 1964, the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) is one of the oldest and most respected cultural exchange organizations in the world. With offices in 15 countries, we organize cultural exchange programs for more than 50,000 participants each year.

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