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Re: [Moderator Action] Implementation Plan for school/education

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2001 07:11:02 -0400
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To: Sheela Sethuraman <ssethuraman71@yahoo.com>, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org

Thanks for sending this draft for us to work on at tomorrow's meeting.

I am forwarding it the EOWG list and will add your alternate address later
today when I am back from an accessibility forum


At 11:51 PM 6/6/01 -0400, Sheela Sethuraman wrote:
>Using sample implementation plan as a guide, I have
>begun to generate some ideas specific to school
>settings. This is in addition to what already exists
>in the sample plan. These ideas could give us
>something to start off with! 
>I have used the headings from the current sample, so
>you may want to refer to
>Assess Current Situation:
>Key questions to ask
>1. What are the different web development activities
>within your school district or classroom ? (i.e.
>school or classroom home pages developed by a web
>master, web pages developed by teachers for
>instructional purposes, web pages developed by
>students as part of their portfolio of work)
>2. Are specific authoring tools used by students and
>teachers to create web pages? What are they?
>3. What is the level of awareness regarding web
>accessibility? Amongst teachers, administrators,
>4. Are courses being taught on how to design and
>develop web pages? 
>Develop an organization-wide policy on Web
>Key considerations in setting a policy include
>1. Obtaining buy-in from various administrators
>including the principal, superintendents, curriculum
>directors, etc. 
>2. Encourage participation from parents and the local
>Promote awareness throughout the organization:
>1. Conduct trainings and workshops on the importance
>of web accessibility. Encourage administrators,
>technology coordinators, librarians and regular
>education teachers to participate in these sessions.
>2. Share knowledge about web accessibility with other
>schools in the district.
>3. Illustrate with examples how web accessibility can
>faciliate students who are not diagnosed with any
>disability but who may be visual or auditory learners,
>slow readers or for whom English is a second language.
>Demonstrate how providing access to students with
>disabilities can improve access for all students.
>More to follow.
>Sheela Sethuraman
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Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) International Program Office
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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