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In 2012 “the Alliance for Disability and Students at the University of Montana—ADSUM —filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education alleging [that] students … who have disabilities face discrimination at UM” (Szpaller, 2012, para. 4). Two years later, the President of the University of Montana (UM) signed a resolution agreement with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (UM/OCR resolution agreement, 2014). This resolution agreement focuses heavily on the accessibility of electronic and information technology for individuals with disabilities and outlines action strategies for remediating all UM websites, learning management systems, library services, and classrooms. This agreement represents a trend towards stricter enforcement of accessibility legislation in the higher education arena (Grossman, 2014).
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Walker, W., & Keenan, T. (2015). Going Beyond Availability: Truly Accessible Research Data. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 3(2), eP1223. http://dx.doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.1223