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From: Dow
Date: Mon, Oct 08 2012 9:03PM
Subject: Web accessibility included in a college degree curriculum
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Are any of you familiar with a college course focused fully on Web
accessibility or a course that makes the accessibility issue an
important part of it? This possibly included in a Computer Science (or
computer/technology-related) degree curriculum. I work with a
university disability services office and this often comes to mind. I
was just curious about this.

Thanks,

Dow Hammond
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From: Bryan Garaventa
Date: Mon, Oct 08 2012 9:58PM
Subject: Re: Web accessibility included in a college degree curriculum
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I think this should be a key component of every engineering course, in the
same way that using bad programming techniques results in applications that
don't work.
E.G
Using inaccessible programming techniques results in applications that don't
work.

Hopefully this is already part of the process though.

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> Are any of you familiar with a college course focused fully on Web
> accessibility or a course that makes the accessibility issue an
> important part of it? This possibly included in a Computer Science (or
> computer/technology-related) degree curriculum. I work with a
> university disability services office and this often comes to mind. I
> was just curious about this.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dow Hammond
> = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> > >

From: Lucy Greco
Date: Mon, Oct 08 2012 10:52PM
Subject: Re: Web accessibility included in a college degree curriculum
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there was a meting talking about this at csun this year but i missed
them. i have helped in a few classes on our campus but as for a full
class i don't know of one. the classes we have that are closest to
this are in our masters program in the school of information. if you
would like to look at some of them write me off list and i will put
you in touch with some of the faculty Lucy

On 10/8/12, Bryan Garaventa < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> I think this should be a key component of every engineering course, in the
> same way that using bad programming techniques results in applications that
>
> don't work.
> E.G
> Using inaccessible programming techniques results in applications that don't
>
> work.
>
> Hopefully this is already part of the process though.
>
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> To: < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> Sent: Monday, October 08, 2012 8:03 PM
> Subject: [WebAIM] Web accessibility included in a college degree curriculum
>
>
>> Are any of you familiar with a college course focused fully on Web
>> accessibility or a course that makes the accessibility issue an
>> important part of it? This possibly included in a Computer Science (or
>> computer/technology-related) degree curriculum. I work with a
>> university disability services office and this often comes to mind. I
>> was just curious about this.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Dow Hammond
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>> >> >> >
> > > >


--
Lucia Greco
Web Access Analyst
IST-Campus Technology Services
University of California, Berkeley
(510) 289-6008
http://webaccess.berkeley.edu

From: Scott González
Date: Tue, Oct 09 2012 6:28AM
Subject: Re: Web accessibility included in a college degree curriculum
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OCAD University has an Inclusive Design Research Centre:
http://idrc.ocad.ca/index.php/workshops-aamp-trainings


On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 11:03 PM, Dow < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:

> Are any of you familiar with a college course focused fully on Web
> accessibility or a course that makes the accessibility issue an
> important part of it? This possibly included in a Computer Science (or
> computer/technology-related) degree curriculum. I work with a
> university disability services office and this often comes to mind. I
> was just curious about this.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dow Hammond
> = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> > > >

From: Caleb Tang
Date: Tue, Oct 09 2012 9:06AM
Subject: Re: Web accessibility included in a college degree curriculum
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City University of London has Inclusive Design module as part of their
postgraduate programme
http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/human-centred-systems#course-detail=1

On 9 October 2012 13:28, Scott González < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:

> OCAD University has an Inclusive Design Research Centre:
> http://idrc.ocad.ca/index.php/workshops-aamp-trainings
>
>
> On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 11:03 PM, Dow < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>
> > Are any of you familiar with a college course focused fully on Web
> > accessibility or a course that makes the accessibility issue an
> > important part of it? This possibly included in a Computer Science (or
> > computer/technology-related) degree curriculum. I work with a
> > university disability services office and this often comes to mind. I
> > was just curious about this.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Dow Hammond
> > = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> > > > > > > >
> > > >



--
Best regards,
Caleb Tang

From: Kara Zirkle
Date: Tue, Oct 09 2012 9:16AM
Subject: Re: Web accessibility included in a college degreecurriculum
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George Mason University has a specific course: Web Accessibility and
Design as part of their Educational Instructional Technology (EDIT)
Courses: http://cehd.gmu.edu/courses/edit/

You'll see there are other courses focusing on accessibility and
assistive technology as well.

Regards,

Kara Zirkle
IT Accessibility Coordinator
Assistive Technology Initiative
Aquia Building, RM 238
Mail Stop: 6A11
Fairfax Campus
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-993-9815
Main Office Phone: 703-993-4329
Fax: 703-993-4743
http://webaccessibility.gmu.edu
http://ati.gmu.edu
http://accessibility.gmu.edu

On 10/9/2012 11:06 AM, Caleb Tang wrote:
> City University of London has Inclusive Design module as part of their
> postgraduate programme
> http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/human-centred-systems#course-detail=1
>
> On 9 October 2012 13:28, Scott González < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>
>> OCAD University has an Inclusive Design Research Centre:
>> http://idrc.ocad.ca/index.php/workshops-aamp-trainings
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 11:03 PM, Dow < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>>
>>> Are any of you familiar with a college course focused fully on Web
>>> accessibility or a course that makes the accessibility issue an
>>> important part of it? This possibly included in a Computer Science (or
>>> computer/technology-related) degree curriculum. I work with a
>>> university disability services office and this often comes to mind. I
>>> was just curious about this.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Dow Hammond
>>> = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
>>> >>> >>> >>>
>> >> >> >>
>
>

From: John Foliot
Date: Tue, Oct 09 2012 9:53AM
Subject: Re: Wanted: Web Accessibility specialist Bay Area / DC / NYC
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If you are a Web Accessibility Specialist located in any of these 3 regions,
and are interested in a contract position (minimum 6 months), please contact
me off list for more details. PLEASE do not respond on list.

Thanks!

JF
---------------
John Foliot
Web Accessibility Specialist
Co-Facilitator, W3C HTML5 Accessibility Task Force (Media)
Co-Founder, Open Web Camp

From: Zdenek, Sean
Date: Tue, Oct 09 2012 9:58AM
Subject: Re: Web accessibility included in a collegedegreecurriculum
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I teach a graduate level course on disability studies and web accessibility at Texas Tech: http://seanzdenek.com/courses/

Sean

____________________
Sean Zdenek, PhD
Associate Professor
Technical Communication & Rhetoric
Texas Tech University

http://accessiblerhetoric.com


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Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 10:17 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Web accessibility included in a college degree curriculum

George Mason University has a specific course: Web Accessibility and Design as part of their Educational Instructional Technology (EDIT)
Courses: http://cehd.gmu.edu/courses/edit/

You'll see there are other courses focusing on accessibility and assistive technology as well.

Regards,

Kara Zirkle
IT Accessibility Coordinator
Assistive Technology Initiative
Aquia Building, RM 238
Mail Stop: 6A11
Fairfax Campus
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-993-9815
Main Office Phone: 703-993-4329
Fax: 703-993-4743
http://webaccessibility.gmu.edu
http://ati.gmu.edu
http://accessibility.gmu.edu

On 10/9/2012 11:06 AM, Caleb Tang wrote:
> City University of London has Inclusive Design module as part of their
> postgraduate programme
> http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/human-centred-systems#cours
> e-detail=1
>
> On 9 October 2012 13:28, Scott González < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>
>> OCAD University has an Inclusive Design Research Centre:
>> http://idrc.ocad.ca/index.php/workshops-aamp-trainings
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 11:03 PM, Dow < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>>
>>> Are any of you familiar with a college course focused fully on Web
>>> accessibility or a course that makes the accessibility issue an
>>> important part of it? This possibly included in a Computer Science
>>> (or
>>> computer/technology-related) degree curriculum. I work with a
>>> university disability services office and this often comes to mind.
>>> I was just curious about this.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Dow Hammond
>>> = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
>>> >>> >>> list messages to = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
>>>
>> >> >> list messages to = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
>>
>
>

From: Morin, Gary (NIH/OD) [E]
Date: Tue, Oct 09 2012 1:38PM
Subject: Re: Web accessibility included in a college degree curriculum
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Haven't done much work on this in a while, but I started compiling such a list. Please send any additions and corrections and I'll edit the document. The ones shared so far today have been included, but this is still a working listing, nothing formal or official.

University Program Degree URL Notes
Bentley University User Experience Certificate Program

http://usability.bentley.edu/ux-certificate
City University of London

Inclusive Design module as part of their postgraduate programme http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/human-centred-systems#course-detail=1<;http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/human-centred-systems>;

City University of London There is an Inclusive Design module, and they have some assistive technologies in their lab too. http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/pgcourses/hcs/hcs2.html
Coppin State University 15-hour comprehensive Certificate Program is designed to meet the demand for qualified Assistive Technology (AT) Professionals, and Rehabilitation Practitioners who seek to enhance their professional development and skill level by earning a Certificate in Assistive Technology. Certificate Program http://www.coppin.edu/RehabCounselingMEd/Programs4.aspx
Dublin Institute of Technology Computing (Universal Design and Assistive Technology), Part Time - DT202A MSc
Dublin Institute of Technology MSc in Computing (Assistive Technology), Part Time - DT202, MSc DT202 MSc in Computing (Assistive Technology) http://www.comp.dit.ie/dt202/; http://www.comp.dit.ie/DT202/

EASI Corp and the University of Southern Maine, Certificate in Accessible Information Technology Cert. http://www.easi.cc/workshops/certificate.htm
East Carolina University, College of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Occupational Therapy Cert. http://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/ot/certificate.cfm
George Mason University Certificate - Assistive Technology http://gse.gmu.edu/programs/sped/academics/cert_at/
George Mason University Web Accessibility and Design as part of their Educational Instructional Technology (EDIT)

http://cehd.gmu.edu/courses/edit/
Georgia Institute of Technology Information Technology & Computing: Web Usability and Accessibility http://www.pe.gatech.edu/information-technology-computing/certificates/web-usability-and-accessibility

You must complete all seven of the required courses listed below to earn the certificate.
*

COMP 1203P: HTML and CSS: Creating & Styling Web Pages<http://www.pe.gatech.edu/courses/html-and-css-creating-styling-web-pages>;
* COMP 1204P: Accessibility: Making Your Web Site Usable for All<http://www.pe.gatech.edu/courses/accessibility-making-your-web-site-usable-all>;
* COMP 1131P: Introduction to Web Usability and Accessibility<http://www.pe.gatech.edu/courses/introduction-web-usability-and-accessibility>;
* COMP 1132P: Evaluating Web Usability and Accessibility<http://www.pe.gatech.edu/courses/evaluating-web-usability-and-accessibility>;
* COMP 1133P: Designing Usable Interfaces<http://www.pe.gatech.edu/courses/designing-usable-interfaces>;
* COMP 1134P: Web 2.0 Technologies for a More Usable Web<http://www.pe.gatech.edu/courses/web-20-technologies-more-usable-web>;
* COMP 0904P: Online Training and Education for the 21st Century: Universal Design<http://www.pe.gatech.edu/courses/online-training-and-education-21st-century-universal-design>;
Georgia Tech Distance Learning and Professional Education, Georgia Tech Global Learning Center Course: Web Accessibility
Course Title: Web Accessibility, Program ID: ARC 1005P Professional Education http://www.pe.gatech.edu/courses/web-accessibility

http://accessibility.gtri.gatech.edu/assistant/acc_info/factsheet_dexterity_mobility.php
International Webmasters Association Introduction to Designing Accessible Websites http://iwa-hwg.eclasses.org/courseD210/ CEUs: 4
Instructor: Gretchen Lowerison
Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Accessible Web Design Postgraduate certificate http://www.bfwd.at/curriculum.html
Courses include:
Foundations of assistive technology
Human-Computer Interaction
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
Legal Basis
Techniques for the implementation of accessibility guidelines
Evaluation and repair tools
Foundations of Software Accessibility
Access multimedia content on the Web
Authoring tools and user agents
Usability Engineering
User Interaction Design
Web applications in practice
Internship Project "Accessible Web Design"
Johns Hopkins University, School of Education Assistive Technology Graduate Certificate http://education.jhu.edu/specialeducation/certificates/assistive-technology/
Johns Hopkins University, School of Education Technology in Special Education http://education.jhu.edu/specialeducation/mss/non-certification/
Middlesex University, London, UK Digital Inclusion
Courses (modules) include:
* Accessible Web Design (30 Credits) - Compulsory
* Design for All Regulation, Legislation and Standardisation (30 Credits) Compulsory
* Digital Inclusion Thesis (60 Credits) - Compulsory
* Fundamentals of Digital Inclusion (30 Credits) - Compulsory
* Inclusive Design and User Experience (30 Credits) - Compulsory
MSc http://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/computing_and_it/digital_inclusion_msc.aspx

National Register of Access Consultants http://www.nrac.org.uk/Training_courses.html
North Carolina http://ncsudesign.org/content/
www.ncsu.edu<;http://www.ncsu.edu>;
http://design.ncsu.edu/
Northern Arizona University, Institute for Human Development, Arizona University Center on Disabilities Assistive Technology Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate http://www4.nau.edu/ihd/Assistive_Technology_Certification_Program.asp
OCAD University has an Inclusive Design Research Centre

http://idrc.ocad.ca/index.php/workshops-aamp-trainings
Open University, UK http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/h810.htm
SUNY Buffalo The Advanced Graduate Certificate Program in Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology shares the education, research, and public service mission of the School of Public Health and Health Professions http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/rs/at/
Texas Tech disability studies and web accessibility

http://seanzdenek.com/courses/
The Open University (UK) Online and Distance Education (MA)
H810 Accessible online learning: supporting disabled students http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/h810.htm Credits:* 30 (part of a 180 credit master program)
Umeå University, Sweden Department of Interactive Media and Learning (IML)
*Course Title: *6IT008 Webdesign, Usability and Accessibility
*Credits:* 15.0 ECTS http://www.umu.se/english/education/courses-and-programmes/course?code=6IT008
University of Illinois at Chicago The Assistive Technology Certificate Program<http://www.idhd.org/ATCP.html>;, Institute on Disability and Human Development (IDHD) in the Department of Disability and Human Development (DHD), University of Illinois at Chicago, Assistive Technology Certificate Program<http://www.idhd.org/ATCP.html>; Cert. http://www.idhd.org/ATCP.html
University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Disability and Human Development (DHD) The Assistive Technology Certificate Program, Institute on Disability and Human Development (IDHD) Cert. http://www.idhd.org/ATCP.html; http://www.uic.edu/orgs/idhd/atu.htm; http://www.ahs.uic.edu/dhd/academics/atcp.php
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Computer Science
Course Title: *CS498/LIS490: Designing Universally Accessible Web 2.0 Applications http://web20semester.cita.illinois.edu/index.php Instructor:* Jon Gunderson
University Of North Carolina, East Carolina University
Assistive Technology Graduate Certificate http://www.ecu.edu/cs-educ/ci/sped/at/atcert.cfm
University of Salford Accessibility and Inclusive Design MSc/PgDip/PgCert http://www.salford.ac.uk/course-finder/course/1436; http://www.research.scpm.salford.ac.uk/surface/courses.htm
http://www.surface.salford.ac.uk/
http://www.surface.salford.ac.uk/index.php?option=com_content&;view=article&id=10&Itemid=7
University of Southern Maine. EASI/USM Certificate In accessible Information Technology

Syllabus Creating and Repurposing More Accessible Content<http://www.easi.cc/workshops/text.htm>;
Syllabus for Accessible Internet Multimedia: Podcasts, Vodcasts and Streaming<http://www.easi.cc/workshops/mmedia.htm>;
Syllabus for Barrier-free E-learning<http://www.easi.cc/workshops/bfel.htm>;
Syllabus for Barrier-free Information Technology<http://www.easi.cc/workshops/adaptit.htm>;
Syllabus for Barrier-free Web Design <http://easi.cc/workshops/easiweb.htm>;
Syllabus for Train the Trainer<http://www.easi.cc/workshops/train.htm>;


Gary M. Morin, Program Analyst
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WHAT IF THE FIRST QUESTION WE ASKED WAS, "WHAT IS SO UNIQUE ABOUT THIS SITUATION THAT IT JUSTIFIES EXCLUSION? INSTEAD OF, "HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO MAKE IT ACCESSIBLE?"

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From: Zdenek, Sean [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ]
Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 11:59 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Web accessibility included in a college degree curriculum

I teach a graduate level course on disability studies and web accessibility at Texas Tech: http://seanzdenek.com/courses/

Sean

____________________
Sean Zdenek, PhD
Associate Professor
Technical Communication & Rhetoric
Texas Tech University

http://accessiblerhetoric.com


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Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 10:17 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Web accessibility included in a college degree curriculum

George Mason University has a specific course: Web Accessibility and Design as part of their Educational Instructional Technology (EDIT)
Courses: http://cehd.gmu.edu/courses/edit/

You'll see there are other courses focusing on accessibility and assistive technology as well.

Regards,

Kara Zirkle
IT Accessibility Coordinator
Assistive Technology Initiative
Aquia Building, RM 238
Mail Stop: 6A11
Fairfax Campus
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-993-9815
Main Office Phone: 703-993-4329
Fax: 703-993-4743
http://webaccessibility.gmu.edu
http://ati.gmu.edu
http://accessibility.gmu.edu

On 10/9/2012 11:06 AM, Caleb Tang wrote:
> City University of London has Inclusive Design module as part of their
> postgraduate programme
> http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/human-centred-systems#cours
> e-detail=1
>
> On 9 October 2012 13:28, Scott González < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = <mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >> wrote:
>
>> OCAD University has an Inclusive Design Research Centre:
>> http://idrc.ocad.ca/index.php/workshops-aamp-trainings
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 11:03 PM, Dow < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = <mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >> wrote:
>>
>>> Are any of you familiar with a college course focused fully on Web
>>> accessibility or a course that makes the accessibility issue an
>>> important part of it? This possibly included in a Computer Science
>>> (or
>>> computer/technology-related) degree curriculum. I work with a
>>> university disability services office and this often comes to mind.
>>> I was just curious about this.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Dow Hammond
>>> = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = <mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
>>> >>> >>> list messages to = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = <mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
>>>
>> >> >> list messages to = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = <mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
>>
>
>

From: Howard Kramer
Date: Wed, Oct 10 2012 12:01AM
Subject: Re: Web accessibility included in a college degree curriculum
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Dow,

I teach a course titled "Universal Design for Digital Media" at CU-Boulder.
You can read about it at:
http://conted.colorado.edu/courses/category/alliance-for-technology-learning-and-society-atlas-/5132/independent-learning/?department_id…,89

-Howard

On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 9:03 PM, Dow < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:

> Are any of you familiar with a college course focused fully on Web
> accessibility or a course that makes the accessibility issue an
> important part of it? This possibly included in a Computer Science (or
> computer/technology-related) degree curriculum. I work with a
> university disability services office and this often comes to mind. I
> was just curious about this.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dow Hammond
> = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> > > >



--
Howard Kramer
CO-PI - UDUC
*Promoting the Integration of Universal Design into University Curricula
(UDUC)*
Lecturer, Cont. Ed - Evening & Cred Admin
303-492-8672
cell: 720-351-8668

From: Ryan E. Benson
Date: Thu, Oct 11 2012 3:21PM
Subject: Re: Web accessibility included in a college degree curriculum
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One thing that concerns me about the courses mentioned is that they
are at a graduate level. As somebody who graduated from college a few
years ago, I know three dozen or so people in the CS/Informatics
departments, and between 5 and 10 people went on to get higher
degrees.

--
Ryan E. Benson


On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 2:01 AM, Howard Kramer < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> Dow,
>
> I teach a course titled "Universal Design for Digital Media" at CU-Boulder.
> You can read about it at:
> http://conted.colorado.edu/courses/category/alliance-for-technology-learning-and-society-atlas-/5132/independent-learning/?department_id…,89
>
> -Howard
>
> On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 9:03 PM, Dow < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>
>> Are any of you familiar with a college course focused fully on Web
>> accessibility or a course that makes the accessibility issue an
>> important part of it? This possibly included in a Computer Science (or
>> computer/technology-related) degree curriculum. I work with a
>> university disability services office and this often comes to mind. I
>> was just curious about this.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Dow Hammond
>> = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
>> >> >> >>
>
>
>
> --
> Howard Kramer
> CO-PI - UDUC
> *Promoting the Integration of Universal Design into University Curricula
> (UDUC)*
> Lecturer, Cont. Ed - Evening & Cred Admin
> 303-492-8672
> cell: 720-351-8668
> > >

From: Howard Kramer
Date: Thu, Oct 11 2012 3:33PM
Subject: Re: Web accessibility included in a college degree curriculum
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FYI - my course is undergrad.

-Howard

On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 3:21 PM, Ryan E. Benson < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >wrote:

> One thing that concerns me about the courses mentioned is that they
> are at a graduate level. As somebody who graduated from college a few
> years ago, I know three dozen or so people in the CS/Informatics
> departments, and between 5 and 10 people went on to get higher
> degrees.
>
> --
> Ryan E. Benson
>
>
> On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 2:01 AM, Howard Kramer < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> wrote:
> > Dow,
> >
> > I teach a course titled "Universal Design for Digital Media" at
> CU-Boulder.
> > You can read about it at:
> >
> http://conted.colorado.edu/courses/category/alliance-for-technology-learning-and-society-atlas-/5132/independent-learning/?department_id…,89
> >
> > -Howard
> >
> > On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 9:03 PM, Dow < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> >
> >> Are any of you familiar with a college course focused fully on Web
> >> accessibility or a course that makes the accessibility issue an
> >> important part of it? This possibly included in a Computer Science (or
> >> computer/technology-related) degree curriculum. I work with a
> >> university disability services office and this often comes to mind. I
> >> was just curious about this.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> Dow Hammond
> >> = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> >> > >> > >> > >>
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Howard Kramer
> > CO-PI - UDUC
> > *Promoting the Integration of Universal Design into University Curricula
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Howard Kramer
CO-PI - UDUC
*Promoting the Integration of Universal Design into University Curricula
(UDUC)*
Lecturer, Cont. Ed - Evening & Cred Admin
303-492-8672
cell: 720-351-8668

From: Sarah Horton
Date: Thu, Oct 25 2012 10:01AM
Subject: Re: Fwd: Web Accessibility position at Stanford
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Hello, WebAIM. I'm forwarding along this position description from a colleague at Stanford. It looks like a great position, and Scott is a wonderful person. Please contact him = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = if you have any questions about the position, and forward the announcement to anyone you know who might be interested.

Best regards,
Sarah


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> From: Scott Stocker < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> Subject: A job at Stanford University that Scott Stocker thought might interest you
> Date: October 23, 2012 10:55:57 AM PDT
> To: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> Reply-To: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
>
> Hi, Scott Stocker has forwarded you this job posting from Stanford University:
>
> Web Accessibility Position at Stanford
>
> Feel free to browse other great jobs at http://jobs.stanford.edu/find_a_job.html
> Web Accessibility Specialist
>
> Job ID
> 50259
> Job Location
> IT
> Job Category
> Information Technology Services
> Salary
> 4P3
> Date Posted
> Oct 22, 2012
>
> OVERVIEW:
>
> Within the Office of Public Affairs, University Communications encompasses the Stanford News Service and serves as the official voice of Stanford University to regional, state, national and international news media, provides support and provides campus leadership in planning, coordination, and implementing communication programs that support Stanford University and its missions. University Communications is responsible for oversight of Stanford web content and top level web pages; media relations and news services; presidential and provostial communications with the public, media and other constituencies (including all speeches); internal communication to faculty and staff; parent communication programs, major publications (including the annual report and Stanford Facts); and encompasses a campus video production studio and video production group. University Communications coordinates with communications professionals across the university on communications issues and projects, provides leadership to the Communications Working Group, and advises on communications policy with senior executive staff.
>
> Position Summary
>
> The Web Accessibility Specialist provides oversight, technical leadership and coordination of the Stanford Online Accessibility Program (SOAP). He or she supports university departments and programs with the assessment and development of accessible web and information technology resources. The position reports to the Director of Web Communications in the Office of University Communications.
> Responsibilities
>
> Consulting
>
> • Perform regular accessibility audits of Stanford websites and web applications.
> • Perform accessibility evaluations for websites and applications under consideration for purchase and deployment at Stanford.
> • Work with vendors to implement accessibility features for web applications and software in use at Stanford.
> • Evaluate accessibility of external platforms that host Stanford content, such as YouTube and Coursera.
> • Troubleshoot, evaluate and recommend assistive software and hardware.
> • Establish guidelines, best practices and standards related to designing and maintaining accessible websites, IT software systems and online materials.
> • Work in collaboration with the Office of Accessible Education, the Diversity and Access Office, IT Services and the Online Learning Initiative.
>
> Outreach and Training
>
> • Develop and implement outreach and training for web designers, developers and content providers. This person will also be a resource for faculty who are using the web to deliver instructional materials.
> • Train University IT staff to use accessibility monitoring software and assist in identifying strategies and solutions for IT accessibility.
> • Develop webinars/online training materials.
> • Develop and implement training on accessibility standards to a wide variety of audiences.
>
> Design and Production
>
> • Work with colleagues in Web Services to develop accessible templates and tools for web production.
> • Oversee captioning service for video published on Stanford websites, Stanford's YouTube channel and other delivery platforms for online video.
> • Identify, implement and oversee tools for monitoring website accessibility.
>
> Communication
>
> • Maintain Stanford Online Accessibility Program (SOAP) website.
> • Create reports and presentations as needed.
>
> Additional Information:
>
> This is a one year fixed term position, with full benefits.
>
> Minimum of three years of relevant experience.
>
> Qualifications:
>
> Experience
>
> • Minimum of two years of web design and production experience on a web development team.
> • Minimum of one year of web accessibility analysis, design, and development experience.
> • Experience working effectively in highly collaborative, team-oriented environments.
>
> Education
>
> • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Information or Graphic Design, Human-Computer Interaction or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
>
> Skills & Knowledge
>
> • Extensive knowledge and experience with web technologies (HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Xml, and Web content management systems).
> • Extensive knowledge and experience with assistive technologies (JAWS, VoiceOver, Dragon NaturallySpeaking).
> • Extensive knowledge and experience with WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards and guidelines.
> • Experience with accessibility audit and quality assurance tools and processes.
> • Strong organizational and project management skills.
> • Effective written and oral communication skills.
> • Demonstrated ability to effectively and independently lead projects to completion.
> • Knowledge of disability law including but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504).
>
> Desired
>
> • Experience in a higher education environment.
> • Master's degree.
> • Familiarity with scripting languages (PHP, JS).
>
>
> Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.
>
> We are not able to provide relocation or sponsorship for this position.
>
> Thank you for your interest!
>
>
>
> Apply Now
>