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Re: College courses in accessibility?


From: Gunderson, Jon R
Date: Feb 24, 2011 9:18AM

I also teach an online not for credit course on Designing Accessible Web Forms through the World Order of Webmasters (WOW).




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Subject: [WebAIM] College courses in accessibility?

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

*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

*University:* University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
*Program:* Computer Science
*Course Title: *CS498/LIS490: Designing Universally Accessible Web 2.0 Applications
*Required?* No; special topic
*Instructor:* Jon Gunderson

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

Paul Bohman