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From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 19:23:22 -0400
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From: "Jennison Asuncion" <asuncion@alcor.concordia.ca>
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Subject: MVU OID Standards - Accessibility Standards Added (fwd)


From: Noel Estabrook <noel@MVUMAIL.MIVU.ORG>
Subject: MVU OID Standards - Accessibility Standards Added

Approximately 5 weeks ago, MVU released our Online Instructional Design
standards and tool
for online courses as a contribution to the community in the spirit of
"open source".
Since then, we have received over 300,000 hits to our web site and have
had over 500 people
from 30 different countries subscribe to our site.  As a result of this,
we have received a
significant amount of very valuable feedback from many of you. One of
the biggest requests
we got was that we consider developing Accessibility standards. We are
pleased to announce
that we have just completed this process. We have based these 11 new
standards on
WAI Priority 1 guidelines.  We considered using Section 508 Standards,
however, we felt that,
since those standards apply very narrowly to Courses produced within the
US using Federal
Funds, that it would be better to use a more internationally recognized
set.  We also
received valuable input and resources from the people at WebAIM and the
World Wide Web
Consortium. The Course Evaluator is being upgraded as well and should
reflect these new
standards soon.   You can visit http://standards.mivu.org for more

Noel Estabrook
Senior Instructional Designer
Michigan Virtual University
3101 Technology Parkway, Suite G
Lansing, MI 49810

Desk Phone - 517.324.5352
Cell Phone - 517.749.9199
Email - noel@mivu.org

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