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The Oklahoman

Oklahoma colleges improve accessibility, services for students with disabilities

A woman smacked Steve Stokes in the head with her purse, knocking him out of his wheelchair. She told him he shouldn’t be out in public, that he belonged in a nursing home.
Stokes was a college student in the late 1960s, a time when disabled people often were treated as outcasts. Accessibility on college campuses virtually was nonexistent.


Are government websites fully accessible to the disabled?

There’s a federal law–the Rehabilitation Act–requiring that federal agencies’ electronic and information technology be accessible to people with disabilities. It’s a law that every agency must take seriously, but many are falling short of the requirements to make web access fully available for 54 million Americans with disabilities.
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