Galaxy Lesson Title
E-Newscast Video Link
One minute and forty-three seconds
High School & Above
Information from the U.S. Department of Education’s Direct Loan program now must be accessible for people with visual impairments. Due to a series of complaints from the National Federation of the Blind and three individuals represented by attorneys from the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund and Brown Goldstein & Levy to the U.S. Department of Education, an agreement was reached to make Student Loan information available in alternative formats, such as Braille or large print.
Do you think that government organizations should be mandated to provide all documents in various accessible formats?
Should all websites be required to provide all their content in accessible formats?
What types of accessible formats does this agreement make available?
Free Writing Prompts
While student loan information seems necessary for all people to be able to access, what do you think constitutes necessary? And why?
Should a community publication (news letter) or a local newspaper be mandated to provide accessible formats? Why?
Who do you think should be responsible for the cost of providing accessible formats?