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RE: Recognised courses in Web Accessibility?

From: Scarlett Julian (ED) <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 15:32:45 -0000
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To: "WAI List (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

the IWA/HWG do an online one run by Kynn Bartlett. I can thoroughly
recommend it but not sure about accreditation. As far as Uni courses go I
think they are pretty thin on the ground. I was told by a person from the
Government's E-Envoy Office that they had looked at this and the inclusion
of accessibility on web design/development courses was worringly low. A
colleague of mine is doing a course at Sheffield Uni and is trying to get
the tutors to include accessibility in next years syllabus. 

btw the bit about not being able to mutli-task is an urban myth. I am quite
succesfully, at this very moment, getting paid for doing a job, drinking a
cup of tea *and* answering a completley non-work related post to a public
mailing list ;-) (and last time I looked I was male!)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon White [mailto:simon.white@jkd.co.uk]
> Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2002 2:59 PM
> To: WAI List (E-mail)
> Subject: Recognised courses in Web Accessibility?
> Hi all,
> Does anyone know of a course offered at an educational 
> establishment that covers Web accessibility issues and how to 
> overcome them? I am particularly interested in UK-based 
> courses, unless there are distance learning ones available to 
> UK residents. The reason that I ask is that there does not 
> appear to be any way in which I can prove my knowledge prior 
> to taking on a project, and also I would like to learn in a 
> more structured way.
> I am aware of the course offered through WebAIM, but this is 
> not affiliated to a degree or similar. I've done a search and 
> found that York University offers something, but it is not 
> quite what I require as they tend to be leaning towards 
> developers rather than general interest such as I have - I 
> mean, I can code a bit, but not to a level required to do it 
> full time without having to catch up in a big way.
> If there are courses aimed at developers only, I am still 
> interested; it would just mean that I would have to 
> ultimately learn about two subjects concurrently and I am 
> sure that the male species is not good at multitasking (at 
> least that is what the TV adverts suggest) *grin*
> Thanks in advance
> Simon White
> Copywriter
> Westminster Business Square
> 1-45 Durham Street
> London
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