Making Digital Materials Accessible for Individuals With Disabilities

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Inclusion and accessibility are integral values held by healthcare and education professionals. Advancing technology has made material more widely available than ever; however, in the rush to embrace new means of instruction, accessibility issues are often overlooked. In 1996, the U.S. Department of Justice clarified that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements apply to all programs offered on the Internet. This includes all educational digital materials for clients, patients, students, and the public, as well as all digital professional conference materials. This means that web page materials and formalized online courses and programs, must be made available to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Healthcare or education professionals who are producing digital materials must be aware of the applicable regulations and the electronic resources available to ensure that all materials are in compliance with the regulations. Accessibility of online digital materials (including videos and links to short online videos), the best way to address accessibility needs, and who is responsible for making these changes continues to be a concern for all individuals providing these types of materials



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Inclusion and accessibility are integral values held by healthcare and education professionals. Advancing technology has made material more widely available than ever; however, in the rush to embrace new means of instruction, accessibility issues are often overlooked. In 1996, the U.S. Department of Justice clarified that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements apply to all programs offered on the Internet. This includes all educational digital materials for clients, patients, students, and the public, as well as all digital professional conference materials. This means that web page materials and formalized online courses and programs, must be made available to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Healthcare or education professionals who are producing digital materials must be aware of the applicable regulations and the electronic resources available to ensure that all materials are in compliance with the regulations. Accessibility of online digital materials (including videos and links to short online videos), the best way to address accessibility needs, and who is responsible for making these changes continues to be a concern for all individuals providing these types of materials



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