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RE: on-line courses and accessibility

From: James Allan <allan_jm@tsb1.tsbvi.edu>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 09:18:11 -0600
To: Ashli Molinero <ashli+@pitt.edu>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-id: <007a01be034f$575a7bc0$0100007f@localhost>
University of Toronto has been doing some work in this area. Check out
http://snow.utoronto.ca and http://www.utotonto.ca/atrc/ for more

Jim Allan, Statewide Technical Support Specialist
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W. 45th St., Austin, Texas 78756
voice 512.206.9315    fax: 512.206.9453  http://www.tsbvi.edu/
"We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us." McLuhan, 1964

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Ashli Molinero
> Sent: Thursday, October 29, 1998 8:12 AM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: on-line courses and accessibility
> Hello,
> I am a graduate student in instructional design and technology, working in
> a school where accessibility is not just a concern, it is a priority. The
> department in which I work  is considering offering some of our courses
> through distance education, utilizing the capabilities of the internet. As
> the webmaster, I have for years been making sure our websites are
> accesible,  following the standard guidelines to the best of my ability.
> My question is, does anyone know how universities who offer
> on-line courses
> deal with asccessibility issues and their course materials that
> are offered
> over the web? Are there policies/procedures  concerning students with
> disabilities that have to be established by a university  before these
> courses can be offered? For  an extreme example, what does the University
> of Phoenix do when a student with low vision problems wants to enroll in a
> course?  Do they have to make sure all of there web pages are accessible,
> and if so, who enforces it?
> Please excuse me if this is not the appropriate place to pose these
> questions, I am looking for guidance and really don't know where else to
> begin my research. Any information anyone could offer would be greatly
> appreciated. Thank you for your time and consideration.
> Sincerely,
> Ashli Molinero
> Ashli M. Molinero
> Communications Specialist
> University of Pittsburgh
> School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
> Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology
Received on Thursday, 29 October 1998 10:21:46 UTC

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