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Re: Access guidelines, training, planning in University

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 18:39:37 -0500
Message-Id: <200202262339.SAA300922@smtp2.mail.iamworld.net>
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At 11:01 AM 2002-02-26 , Jim Byrne wrote:
>                                        ... Not only are they listening I
>have been asked to say what needs to be done to ensure current and future
>university Web sites are accessible.

While the EO internal working draft on this topic at

 Implementation Plan for Web Accessibility
 <http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/impl/#startcontent>http://www.w3.org/WAI/
EO/Drafts/impl/#startcontent

contains fierce warnings about not citing or quoting it, 

<sh!> it is available for you to read </sh!>

In fact I bet the EO group would love to learn what in it you found to be
helpful, what unnecessary, and what missing.

Al


>Hi
>
>I am looking for some thoughts about the following.
>
>I have been promoting Web accessibility in my university for a number of
>years and people have now started listening. Not only are they listening I
>have been asked to say what needs to be done to ensure current and future
>university Web sites are accessible.
>
>This is looking to me like a major task involving at least some of the
>following:
>
>* auditing sites, 
>* providing training for Web designers and those updating sites,
>* putting together style guides(?)
>* advocating adoption of standards.
>
>In common with other universities there are hundreds of individual campus
>Web sites, for many different purposes; managed learning environments,
>public relations, departmental and individual lecturers sites etc.
>Prioritization is probably the key.
>
>Has anyone on the list tackled such a job? Does anyone work within a
>university where building accessible Web sites is the normal procedure. If
>so can you tell me how you got to that point? What do your think needs to be
>done? What should the first steps be? Should training be seen as a key part
>of the strategy - or are guidelines enough?
>
>Thanks,
>Jim
> 
>-- 
>Jim Byrne Project Director, The Making Connections Unit, Glasgow Caledonian
>University, Glasgow G4 OBA, 0141 331 3893
>
>Everything you need to know about publishing accessible information on the
>Web.
>
>Services: Website Accessibility Audits, Accessible Web design, Accessible
>Website Management Training.
>
>The Making Connections Unit: <http://www.mcu.org.uk/>http://www.mcu.org.uk/
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><http://www.mcu.org.uk/mailinglists/>http://www.mcu.org.uk/mailinglists/
>  
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