Timeline

Highlights of the Progress Made on curricular Accessibility since 1992

1992 - Loyola Marymount University OCR Complaint
1996 - Brooklyn College OCR Complaint
1996 - California CC OCR Complaint
1996 - DAISY consortium started
1996 - Chafee Copyright Law Amendment PL 104-197 December 1996
1998 - OCR Compliance Review of CA CC System
1998 - City College of San Francisco OCR Complaint
1999 - Cal State Long Beach OCR Complaint
1999 - CA AB 422 Textbook Accessibility Law 2000 - CA Alt. media guidelines released by CA Community Colleges Chancellors Office in Response to OCR review
2002 - DAISY Standard Officially recognized as an ANSI/NISO Standard Z39.86-2002
2002 - ATPC started
2002 - AMX database started
2002 - Bookhare.org opened and offered DAISY books
2002 - RFB&D began providing DAISY books
2003 - Kentucky Textbooks Accessibility Act passed
2004 - NY State Chapter 219 Legislation implemented
2004 - CCCs begin producing DAISY books using the Phoneticom DAISY Generator
2004 - Cal State Fullerton OCR Complaint
2004 - AHEAD E-text Institutes started
2004 - First AHEAD/AAP Roundtable Meeting Miami AHEAD Conference
2004 - AHEAD ETSG participated in National Curricular Accessibility at RFBD
2004 - National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard as part of IDEA
2005 - AHEAD/AAP Stakeholders meeting in NYC at AAP Offices
2005 - NEADS Curricular Accessibility Report published
2005 - DAISY 3 released, Officially the ANSI/NISO Z39.86-2005
2005 - NIMAS adopts DAISY 3.0 as standard
2005 - AHEAD releases results of first E-Text Survey
2007 - OSEP funds Bookshare for Education
2007 - AAP AFSI report completed and presented to AAP-CITF (Not publically available)
2007 - Curricular Accessibility Language included in HEOA
2009 - NCAM releases Guidelines for Describing STEM Images  
2009 - AHEAD Etext Solutions group rechartered as the Instructional Materials Accessibility Group
2009 - Access Text Network Launched
2010 - NFB, ACB and Arizona State University reached a settlement in the Kindle litigation.  
2010 - Department of Justice released settlement between several colleges and  universities in regard to the use of inaccessible eBook readers.
2010 - OSEP funds DIAGRAM collaboration to establish processes and standards for Images and Graphical Content

If you have more items that should be added to this list please contact Ron Stewart