The following article is from EDUPAGE
TELECONFERENCING WILL SAVE MONEY, IMPROVE ACCESS
A new teleconferencing system will connect all of the California
Community Colleges' 108 campuses and will provide access to users with
disabilities. Community colleges in the state are having to work with
significant budget cuts, with more expected, and the new system is
expected to allow substantial savings in travel budgets. The system
also satisfies accessibility requirements of the Americans with
Disabilities Act and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, according
to officials from Palomar College, which is heading the project.
Colleges will initially use the system for virtual meetings, though the
technology could be used later for online courses and other functions.
Chronicle of Higher Education, 25 October 2002
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