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Technology, Equality and Accessibility in College and Higher Education Act (TEACH Act) Legal Analysis
September 16, 2014

The proposed Technology, Equality and Accessibility in College and Higher Education Act (“TEACH Act”) would authorize development of accessibility guidelines for digital instructional materia…

Good Intentions, Bad Legislation
September 16, 2014

The authors of this opinion piece in Inside Higher Education , layout their their reasons for their oppostition to this piece of legislation, the TEACH (Technology, Equality and Accessibility …

The HathiTrust Case and Appeal: Fair Use and Technology
June 11, 2013

In October 2012, Judge Harold Baer of the U.S. District Court in New York ruled in favor of the HathiTrust Digital Library (HDL) and its university partners in a copyright infringement suit broug…

Kindle Accessibility Concerns Continue
March 13, 2013

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) continues to raise concerns about the accessibility of Amazon's Kindle devices as well as its Kindle apps for other devices (e.g., the iPad) for pe…

NFB Proposes Bill on Accessibility Standards for Digital Instructional Materials
March 12, 2013

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has released a fact sheet for proposed national legislation to enact a key recommendation of the Postsecondary Accessible Instructional Ma…

E-Text Platform Provider's Accessibility Announcement
February 12, 2013

Last week, Courseload, an e-text platform provider that has consistently participated in the EDUCAUSE/Internet2 E-Text Pilot Series , announced that it had achieved major progress in making it…

Penn State's Progress on its NFB Agreement (EDUCAUSE 2012)
November 14, 2012

At last year's EDUCAUSE annual conference, EDUCAUSE Policy hosted a panel discussion on technology accessibility for persons with disabilities in higher education. During that session, D…

The HathiTrust Decision: A Win for Fair Use and the Use of Technology
October 12, 2012

On October 10, 2012, Judge Harold Baer of the U.S. District Court in New York ruled in favor of the HathiTrust Digital Library (HDL) and its university partners in a copyright infringement suit b…

The Promise of Accessible Technology, Part 2 - NFB
February 15, 2012

The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) committee hearing entitled “ The Promise of Accessible Technology: Challenges and Opportunities ” also featured testimony from…

NFB: Google Apps Accessibility Not There Yet
January 13, 2012

This last October, I wrote about comments made by the National Federation of the Blind’s legal counsel, Dan Goldstein, indicating that Google appeared to be on track to resolve NFB concerns ab…