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Learning About Web Accessibility

From: Suzanne Nikolaisen <nikolaisen@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 10:03:11 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20020411170311.28568.qmail@web11005.mail.yahoo.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Hi everybody! I was wondering if you could give me some input about learning about web accessibility. I'm a web designer and my interest was peaked when I read an article a couple of years ago about the ADA and website accessibility. I've heard about the User Experience and Human Factors, and worked on an Intranet for a User Experience group, but currently I can't jump into a university program to learn all about it. However, I can teach myself.

Every time I try to make an accessible page, it looks like I've just made my first web page. I don't have any mentors to ask questions of or glean knowledge from about accessible web design. I don't know how to test my pages acurately. Does Bobby cover it all? I need to learn how to build web pages so they are professional and accessible.

Could any of you share links to tutorials, books or accessible design forums? I would really appreciate it. I have the book "Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity" and I've been unsure of what books to buy next. I'd like to make some friends with other designers trying to do the same thing. Also, Utah does not appear to be the happenin' place for getting an internship to work with accessibility. Any suggestions for job options in Utah (or telecommuting) for newbies? Where to find UED labs or groups working on accessibility? I want to learn about this and it would seem more productive if I worked with it day to day, I would learn much more.

Sorry if I've tripped all over myself about the terminology, and politically correct stuff, but I'm trying. Thanks for your help! It was good to see some of the same names still subscribed to this WAI mailing list!

Bright regards,

Suzanne Nikolaisen
www.suzroot.com



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