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Re: Accessibility statement undergoing maintenance


From: WL Wong
Date: Oct 23, 2007 5:50PM

Thanks John, great post! and count me in, send me the details. I have
been on the acessibility of elearning trail esp WebCT since 2002 but
still gnawing at crumbs... and not getting much answers either.


On 10/23/07, John E. Brandt < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> I just blogged about that http://www.jebswebs.net/blog/
> Backstory is the company is now working with the Blackboard Accessibility
> Interest Group http://cita.rehab.uiuc.edu/collaborate/blackboard/ being
> headed up folks at UIUC. I spoke with one of their leads last week and the
> best estimate is that it will be a year before the new accessible product is
> available. The problems are more in the back end/admin/course development
> side.
> Read my blog for some other background.
> If you are interested in helping the Interest Group, they are looking for
> more participation. My guess is the company may need more convincing and
> numbers count.
> ~j
> John E. Brandt
> Augusta, Maine USA
> www.jebswebs.com
> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of WL Wong
> Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 7:20 AM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: [WebAIM] Accessibility statement undergoing maintenance
> Hi,
> For those of you who are in colleges or universities and are using WebCT/BB
> products, I wondered if you have noticed that the accessibility statement on
> the BB site has been going through some changes.
> Previously there was some mention of products being 508 compliant, etc, and
> etc.
> Of late the accessibility link on BB's sites has undergone one more
> transformation - see http://www.blackboard.com/company/accessibility.aspx
> Message posted on the page:
> "We're sorry, but the Accessibility page you're looking for is currently
> undergoing maintenance. Please check back soon.
> For additional help, please visit our site map.
> Thank you."
> I am interested to hear your response...
> Thanks and regards
> WL