NFB charged that the adoption of Google Apps for Education violates the Americans with Disabilities act.

A 2010 survey of education-technology preferences showed that nearly 60 percent of respondents from public universities who use outsourced eMail hosting services said their campus uses Gmail accounts, with 35 percent using Microsoft Outlook and 5 percent using Zimbra.

“This has gotten Google’s attention and raised awareness at a lot of universities,” Roccobono said. “The Google case has helped move accessibility into people’s minds and helped them understand … that there are real barriers for students with disabilities.”


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