- Instructor(s): Laura Carlson and Bruce Reeves.
- What does "web accessibility" really mean? What all does that term encompass? Why is it that some people are unable to use certain web sites - and whose job is it to provide access? This eClass will answer those questions and more, and features the popular "disable your browser" exercise.
- Understanding of why web accessibility is important.
- Ability to formulate a definition of web accessibility.
- Ability to begin thinking critically about the issues related to accessible in the web design. (the who, what, why, and how)
- Ability to justify or articulate the need for accessible web pages to managers and clients.
- Target Audience: The intended audience is UMD web designers, developers, technology professionals , and people interested in web site accessibility.
- University of Minnesota faculty, staff or student.
- Basic computer skills. (Ability to use email, access the web etc.)
- A "Graphical browser" installed (FireFox, Chrome, Mozilla, and/or Microsoft Internet Explorer, etc.) on your computer.
- Experience and familiarity using the "Graphical browser(s)" above.(i.e. Knowledge of and ability to change preferences, etc).
- Time Commitment: A participant should plan to dedicate approximately four to six hours on this eClass. This will allow enough time to review the course content and readings, participate in online asynchronous discussion, and complete course activities and assignments.
- Online Course Materials: Online resources.
- Completion Certificate: Participants who desire evidence of successful completion of our eClasses may apply for a certificate of completion that will be mailed at the end of the term. Application can be submitted after you successfully complete the class.
- Special Circumstances: We invite anyone who has a disability or special circumstances that might require adaptation of materials or special/different equipment to inform the instructor(s) ahead of time so that arrangements can be made.
|Start Date||End Date||Time||Location|
|February 11||February 22||
(eClasses are asynchronous.)
(eClasses are conducted via the web.)