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From: Donna Vignes <vignesdd@ddvdesigns.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 18:48:42 -0400
To: "'W3C WAI-IG'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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I am continually (and pleasantly) surprised by the number of individuals who
contribute to W3C and help make progress for improved web usability. The
issues are certainly complex and each of us brings to the table different
concerns, experiences and perceptions. 

This is such a complex and Herculean task -  we aim to achieve design
standards that accommodate language differences, physical impairments and
that achieves device independence. 

I believe that the answer to our shared goal of accessible design lies not
in a SINGLE interface but in the offering of multiple presentations of
content.  I have a background in education (high school mathematics) and my
perspective is influenced by my experience in providing course content in a
variety of ways to accommodate differences in student learning styles. 

Designing for the web is not so unlike designing for instruction. We might
come closer to the goal by providing content in multiple ways to accommodate
differences in our users.

Donna Vignes

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Subject: On-line Course: REHAB 711 Designing Universally Accessible Web

Please share this course information with people you think might benefit
from taking this course.

On-line Course: REHAB 711 Designing Universally Accessible Web Resources

The course focuses on designing web resources to be functionally accessible
to people with disabilities.  The course is designed for web developers and
explores the details  of HTML markup that impact accessibility and
interoperability.  The course focuses on forward looking web design
techniques so resources easily adapt legacy, current and future web browsing
technologies. The goal of the course is to help developers understand how
creating universally designed web resources not only benefits people with
disabilities, but benefit everyone by making web resources more adaptable to
a wider range of technolgoies and the preferences of all users.  
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

Days: Tuesday and Thursdays
Time: 3:30-4:30pm CST (Chicago local Time USA)
Dates: October 11th to December 15th, 2005
Location: On the web, all lectures are archived 

More information at: http://cita.rehab.uiuc.edu/courses/2005-10-REHAB711NC/

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Director of IT Accessibility Services
Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services (CITES) and 
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology Disability
Resources and Education Services (DRES)

Voice: (217) 244-5870
Fax: (217) 333-0248

E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu

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