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Re: Learning About Web Accessibility

From: Patrick Burke <burke@ucla.edu>
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 12:59:03 -0700
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To: Suzanne Nikolaisen <nikolaisen@yahoo.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hi Suzanne,

Utah State & the WebAIM project are very happenin' places these days. They 
began a free 5-week online accessibility workshop last week, but I think 
you could probably sign up, catch up, & join in. Lots of presentations and 
discussions on the topics you mentioned.

Check out:



At 10:03 AM 4/11/2002, Suzanne Nikolaisen wrote:

>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? [...]
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