• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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Predictors of Postsecondary Web Accessibility, 2012 to 2022

Date & Time
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 9:20 AM PDT  

The current study, conducted in 2022, is a follow-up to research conducted in 2012. Researchers compared data collected ten years apart to determine whether and how web accessibility, related policies and the presence of accessibility links in website templates had changed over time in U.S. higher education institutions. The current study also introduced several new independent variables, including additional details obtained through analysis of accessibility policies and data about OCR resolutions and lawsuits related to digital access. This session will describe the study and present key findings, including which of the variables collected are the best predictors of website accessibility. The session will be delivered in lecture format with PowerPoint slides.

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  • Higher Education
  • Information & Communications Technology
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
This session will examine research findings on web accessibility in higher education. Has accessibility improved in 10 years? Which variables (demographics, policies, practices, OCR resolutions, lawsuits) are the best predictors of accessibility?  
Primary Topic
Secondary Topics
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Education
  • Law, Compliance, and Policy
  • Web
Session Type
Journal Track  


  • Terrill Thompson
    University of Washington
  • Jared Smith
    WebAIM, Utah State University

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