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RE: Learning About Web Accessibility

From: Scarlett Julian (ED) <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 08:30:46 +0100
Message-ID: <F9BE3B1AB649D311A573009027852E4D01E34894@EDUC_MXS>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I've said it before and I'll say it again....the online course run through
the HTML Writers' Guild by Kynn (& Liz) Bartlett  is a very enjoyable and
in-depth learning experience. It's not free but it doesn't cost an arm and a
leg and it covers all aspects of web accessibility not just accessible html
techniques which means that everything gets put into context. I'm sorry but
I'm in a real rush atm and can't lay my hands on the URI but I'm sure that
if you Google for "HWG courses" it'll be in there; there should be an
overview as well as a costing.

-----Original Message-----
From: Suzanne Nikolaisen [mailto:nikolaisen@yahoo.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2002 6:03 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Learning About Web Accessibility

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

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

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 <http://www.suzroot.com> 

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