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Read&Write Gold Now Available in Active Directory

Read&Write Gold is now available in the Software Center for faculty and staff with computers on Active Directory.

Posted on Thursday, May 15, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day May 15

Discover what Accessibility Awareness Day is and check out over 30 ways you can celebrate it.

Posted on Monday, Apr 28, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments

New Accessibility Task Force Formed

On April 9, 2014, Chancellor Black created a new UMD Task Force on Accessibility to provide recommendations about Web-based assignment and assessment products and to review the accessibility and equitable use of the UMD Website.

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments

Read&Write Gold Tools, Part 3: Study Skills and Research

Read&Write Gold's study skills and research tools include an Online Fact Mapper, Study Skills Highlighters, and a Vocabulary List Builder.

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments

Read&Write Gold Tools, Part 2: Writing and Self-Editing

Read&Write Gold's writing and self-editing tools include Speech Input, Spelling-Grammar Checker, Verb Checker, Sounds Like and Confusable Words, Word Prediction, and Text-to-Speech.

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments

Read&Write Gold Tools, Part 1: Reading

Read&Write Gold's reading tools include Text-to-Speech, Speech Maker, PDF Aloud, Screenshot Reader, Online Translator, Dictionary, Picture Dictionary, and Screen Masking.

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments

New Learning Technology Suite Available to UMD Community

UMD students, faculty and staff now have access to Read&Write Gold software, which has the capability to help improve learning for everyone regardless of ability or learning style.

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments

Effective January 1: New University Web Accessibility Standard

The W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG), level AA, now serve as Web accessibility standards for the University of Minnesota.

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments

Video Captioning

Learn how captioning can help to create a more inclusive environment as well as how to meet UMD captioning requirements with our captioning service.

Posted on Friday, Nov 22, 2013 | Permalink | No Comments

Higher Ed Accessibility Lawsuits

Disability rights organizations and students with disabilities have filed lawsuits against numerous universities and colleges in the recent past.

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 | Permalink | No Comments