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October 01, 2015

Seattle Settles Lawsuit Over Ed-Tech Accessibility

The National Federation of the Blind, a co-plaintiff in the lawsuit, says the agreement to make the Seattle district's online materials accessible is a "model for the nation."

August 28, 2015

Accessibility Concerns Delay $30M Amazon E-Book Contract in N.Y.C.

New York City schools postponed action on an Amazon contract for creating an online storefront where educators will buy e-books, after the National Federation of the Blind raised questions about it.

March 10, 2015

School Boards Group Disputes Recent Guidance on Communication Supports

The federal government is using a California special education case to try to create guidance that applies to every state, says the National School Boards Association.

March 20, 2014

S.C. Charters Agree to Accessibility Changes After Federal Investigation

The Education Department's office for civil rights said that the district needed to make courses fully accessible for the 9,000 students enrolled in online schools.

October 30, 2013

Students With Disabilities and the Common Core: Challenges, Opportunities

A recent special report from Education Week explores the common core from the perspective of students with specific educational needs.

September 11, 2013

Smarter Balanced Adopts Accessibility Rules for Common-Core Tests

The 25-state group decided that read-aloud accommodations for text passages will be limited, for now, to students in middle and high school.

July 08, 2013

Ed. Dept. Finds Areas to Improve in Review of Common-Core Test Accessibility

The department's technical review process also found areas that both consortia have handled well.

May 03, 2013

'Hackathon' Yields Review Site For Autism-Friendly Businesses

Two developers won $10,000 for creating a website that allows users to post comments about businesses that accommodate people with developmental disabilities.

February 08, 2013

Common Core Test Group Seeks Comment on Writing-Support Accommodation

PARCC, one of two groups developing common core tests, wants feedback on the proposed policies for use of scribes and word-prediction software.

December 21, 2012

Common Core Testers Unveil Proposed 'Read-Aloud' Accommodations

Two accommodations policies under consideration by an assessment consortium could narrow how many children who qualify for assistance on those tests in some states.

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