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From: Paul R. Bohman
Date: Feb 23, 2011 7:24PM


I am starting to compile a list of college-level courses that focus on web
accessibility, which is turning out to be a rather difficult task, either
because there are so few or because they are well hidden. I realize there
are a lot of courses about web design which touch on the topic briefly. What
I'm interested in, though, is courses in which accessibility is one of the
main topics, and in which students are expected to reach some level of
mastery of accessibility topics and techniques.

Do you know of any courses that focus on accessibility? Please let me add to
my list below!

*University: *George Mason University
*Program:* Instructional Technology Program (MS)
*Course title:* EDIT 526 Web Accessibility and Design
*Credit Hours:* 3
*Required?* Yes, part of the core curriculum
*Instructor:* Paul Bohman
http://it.gse.gmu.edu/courses/526/

*University:* The Open University (UK)
*Program:* Online and Distance Education (MA)
*Course Title: *H810 Accessible online learning: supporting disabled
students
*Credits:* 30 (part of a 180 credit master program)
*Required?* No, optional
*Instructor:* Not listed
http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/h810.htm

*University:* University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
*Program:* Computer Science
*Course Title: *CS498/LIS490: Designing Universally Accessible Web 2.0
Applications
*Credits:*
*Required?* No; special topic
*Instructor:* Jon Gunderson
http://web20semester.cita.illinois.edu/index.php

The following course is not a college course, but offers continuing
education credits:

*Organization:* International Webmasters Association
*Course Title:* Introduction to Designing Accessible Websites
*CEUs:* 4
*Instructor:* Gretchen Lowerison
http://iwa-hwg.eclasses.org/courseD210/


--
Paul Bohman