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Education Business Case MODEL

From: Gretchen Lowerison <gretchen@hwg.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 10:06:58 -0400
To: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
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Here is the model that I am using for the "Education" business 
case.  The next step for me is to actually fill it in!

Gretchen

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Education

Background 

Your University, College, or other educational institution has 
decided that it is time to make their website accessible.  Before 
this can be carried out a number of steps need to be covered to 
ensure that all is done correctly.

-	Benefits of accessible web-design to educational institutions - 
stats [brief]
-	Present brief argument outlining why Web Accessibility is 
important


Step 1. Establish a working team

-	Gather a team of representatives from administration, finance, 
IT, academics, content experts and members at large.
-	Establish a set of objectives


Step 2. Create a financial profile 

-	Determine what you have now and what you need to do to 
achieve your goals and objectives

Step 3. Consider the consequences

-	How will the change impact on the working activities of your 
educational institution, for example, will additional training be 
required for instructors, etc.

Step 4. Define requirements and gather information

-	Prepare a list of benefits
-	Outline how accessible web design increases the potential 
market to all.

Step 5. Development of a financial report

-	Outline how the benefits justify the cost.
-	Specific financial requirements: user support, training, potential 
return


Step 6. Analyze the risks

-	What are the major risks - what can go wrong?
-	What is required in order to maintain the site?
-	Considerations for the future.

Step 7. Present results of report to administration

-	Put together a final report from steps 1 through 6 and present 
the report to administration.


Step 8. Develop an implementation plan

-	Put together a working model
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