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Universal Design for the Digital Environment: Transforming the Institution  (Research based)

In this fully referenced article, the authors discuss digital access problems and a "digital divide" where people with disabilities are "unable to access content or functions on the Internet, even with assistive technologies that allow them to do so." This article addresses how to serve all constituents, issues regarding the policies of higher education institutions, how to add value, goals, and the need for leadership "to guide institutions in fundamentally committing to UDDE throughout all levels of the enterprise." The article was made possible from a Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), U.S. Department of Education grant.

© 2010 Cyndi Rowland, Heather Mariger, Peter M. Siegel, and Jonathan Whiting, Educause Review November/December 2010

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A lot of people with a disability say, "This is who I am. I don't come here hoping my disability will go away, but because I want to participate."

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