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From: Jon Gunderson
Date: Nov 1, 2007 8:20AM


**On-Line Web 2.0 Accessibility Course using the emerging W3C ARIA
Specifications

More information at:
http://www.cita.uiuc.edu/courses/web20online<;https://ms1.express.cites.uiuc.edu/wm/mail/fetch.html?urlid=2d0539477574140477125d894cc511e46&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cita.uiuc.edu%2Fcourses%2Fweb20online>

Dates and Time
* Dates: November 26th to December 19th, 2007
* Days: Monday and Wednesdays
* Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST (Chicago Local Time, USA)

Location
On-line using Elluminate

Instructor
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Past Chair of W3C User Agent Working Group

Cost
$495 ($295 for employees of state government or higher educational
institutions in Illinois)

Registration Information
http://www.cita.uiuc.edu/courses/web20online/reg.php<;https://ms1.express.cites.uiuc.edu/wm/mail/fetch.html?urlid=2d0539477574140477125d894cc511e46&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cita.uiuc.edu%2Fcourses%2Fweb20online%2Freg.php>

Overview

The on-line course is designed for web developers creating Web
2.0applications to learn about the accessibility of these technologies
to
people with disabilities. Participants will learn about keyboard support,
focus management issues and how to use the emerging W3C Accessible Rich
Internet Applications (ARIA) specifications to create accessible Web
2.0applications. Participants will learn about the accessibility
issues faced
by people with disabilities in using the web, and how web 2.0 resources can
be designed to improve accessibility using the ARIA technologies.
Participants will learn about keyboard models, setting keyboard focus, the
W3C Roles for ARIA and States and Properties Module for ARIA specifications
for making web 2.0 widgets compatible with assistive technologies through
ARIA support in Firefox browser and assistive technologies like WindowEyes
and JAWS screen readers. Participants will build and test the accessible Web
2.0 widgets using a best practices model and learn about compatibility
issues related to supporting ARIA widgets with Microsoft Internet Explorer
and creating valid HTML documents.

Participant Skills
Participants should have web development experience with html, css and
javascript technologies. Participants will program and test the
accessibility of web widgets created using the new ARIA technology.