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Accessibility, Universal Design, Web Usability & Assistive Technology  

Guide to assist in providing educational services to differently abled peoples
Last Updated: Mar 7, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Ensuring equal access to information and technology requires proactive planning and design. Assistive Technologies can provide alternate input,  processing, and output methods to make computers  themselves  more  usable, the online services and information that are encountered must be in a format that the assistive technology can recognize. With increasing use of online services and information it becomes absolutely critical that best practices are honored.

There are three essential areas:

  • Web Accessibility
  • Distance Education
  • Accessible Course Materials


Upcoming Disability and Diversity Events in 2014


Students, faculty and staff of the UH Manoa community are invited to participate in two different all inclusive 2014 events offered in the months of May and August focused on disability and diversity.

1. Pacific Interantional Conference on Disability and Diversity: May 19-20, 2014 at the Hawaii Covention Center

2. The 2014 Summer Inclusive Education Institute; All day starting August 3-11, 2014, Registration forms are available online at



A Case for Universal Design

Cartoon: A line of animals – a bird; a monkey; a penguin; an elephant; a goldfish (in a bowl, placed on a tree stump); a seal; and a dog – stand in front of a desk with an official-looking gentleman setting behind. Behind the animals is a tree. The official-looking gentleman is saying “For a fair selection everybody has to take the same exam: please climb that tree”. Only the monkey is smiling.

Cartoonist Unknown (n.d.)


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