Making Web Sites Work for People With Disabilities

The law and student demands spur colleges to seek new designs and approaches

When Margo L. Bailey, an assistant professor of public administration at American University, posted on the World Wide Web the syllabus and handouts for her course on personnel administration, she gained a fan.

Thomas McKeithan II, a blind student in her class, realized that he wouldn't have to depend on others to read aloud notes and other written material. Software that recognizes online text could do