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Learning About Web Accessibility

From: Denise Wood <Denise.Wood@unisa.edu.au>
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 17:12:36 +0930
Message-ID: <E1962E8F1DF0D411878300A0C9ACB0F90246412D@exstaff4.magill.unisa.edu.au>
To: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "'nikolaisen@yahoo.com'" <nikolaisen@yahoo.com>
My apologies if any of you have problems with the format of this email. Our
University uses an Exchange server which seems to add html code to emails even
when I send them as plain text. I have been using a different email account for
my correspondence with this listserv (operamail) but my email response to
Suzanne's request was rejected by the listserv but as you can see, Suzanne
received the email. So I am replying to Suzaznne this time via my Uni account
via a Web browser option instead of Outlook. I'd appreciate hearing whether
this format is "cleaner" than when sent via Outlook. If it is still a problem
I'll have to find out why my operamail account emails are being rejected by the
listserv (always worked in the past!).

Here is my reply and the original email that you never received!


Hi Denise, 
Thank you for your advice and all of the links! They look great! I'll 
definitely check them out and see what I can learn. I did sign up for the 
WebAIM project as Patrick suggested and am looking forward to reading the 
training information that they are sharing. 

Regards, 

Suzanne 

-----Original Message----- 
From: Denise Wood [mailto:denise_wood@operamail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2002 8:24 PM 
To: nikolaisen@yahoo.com 
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org 
Subject: RE: Learning About Web Accessibility 


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. 

Hi Suzanne, 

You are certainly to be commended for taking a stand on accessibility with 
regard to your Web design work. If it is any consolation to you, many of us 
constantly meet challenges in this area and despite having completed formal 
courses in accessible Web design I still feel quite inept at times! 

The advice provided by Patrick about the WebAim course is excellent. Do 
follow up on his suggestion - from what I have seen so far it is an 
excellent resource and the price is right! Jim's advice is also sound and I 
am purchasing the book referred to in his e-mail. 

Here are some other courses worth considering: 
-The University of Southern Maine offers courses in universal and barrier 
free design. Some of these have been offered free in the past 
http://genasys.usm.maine.edu/courses/. 
-EASI also offers a Certificate course in Assistive Information Technology: 
http://www.easi.cc/workshop.htm 
-Kynn Bartlett who is well known to everyone on this listserv runs an 
excellent and affordable course through the HTML/International Webmaster's 
Association: 
http://www.iwanet.org/. There is a new course commencing on the 22nd of this 
month. 

Following are some websites that I have found helpful: 

Auditing and repair tools 
-W3C WAI Evaluation and Repair pages: http://www.w3c.org/WAI/Resources/#er 
-Vischeck ( http://www.vischeck.com/) for evaluating use of color on Web 
sites: 
http://www.psc-cfp.gc.ca/eepmp-pmpee/access/testver1_e.htm 
-Web Page Accessibility Self-Evaluation Test: 
http://www.psc-cfp.gc.ca/eepmp-pmpee/access/testver1_e.htm 

Other useful Web sites 
-Special Needs Opportunity Windows: 
http://snow.utoronto.ca 
-University of Washington DO-IT Program: http://www.washington.edu/doit/ 
-CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media: http://ncam.wgbh.org/ 
-Usability.gov Web site: http://usability.gov/accessibility/index.html 
-Jakob Nielson's usability site: 
http://www.useit.com/ 
-Aware Centre: 
http://aware.hwg.org/ 
-Universal usability in practice: http://www.otal.umd.edu/UUPractice/ 

Hope this information is of some help Suzanne. You will also find people on 
this listserv an invaluable resource if you want an opinion about anything 
you have designed or if you have a problem you can't resolve yourself. 

Best wishes in your endeavors. 


Dr Denise L Wood 

Lecturer: Professional Development (online teaching and learning) 
University of South Australia 
CE Campus, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000 
Ph: (61 8) 8302 2167 
Fax: (61 8) 8302 2363 
Mob: (0413 648 260) 

Email:Denise.Wood@unisa.edu.au or Denise@easi.cc 

WWW: http://www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/staff/homepage.asp?Name=Denise.Wood 
and at EASI: http://easi.cc/workshops/advwbsyl.htm 

-- 


Dr Denise L Wood 

Lecturer: Professional Development (online teaching and learning) 
and EASI online instructor 
University of South Australia 
CE Campus, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000 
Ph: (61 8) 8302 2167 
Fax: (61 8) 8302 2363 
Mob: (0413 648 260) 

Email:Denise.Wood@unisa.edu.au or Denise@easi.cc 

WWW: http://www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/staff/homepage.asp?Name=Denise.Wood 
and at EASI: http://easi.cc/workshops/advwbsyl.htm 


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