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Accessibility: The Need for Champions and Awareness in Higher Education

This webpage contains an excerpt of a podcast that addresses awareness, accessibility and universal design and the issues in higher education. The full podcast is available through a link on this page.

© 2010 Cyndi Rowland, Terrill Thompson, and Kara Zirkle EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 45, no. 6 (November/December 2010)

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