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From: Patterson, David (ITD)
Date: Apr 26, 2011 1:48PM


Hi,



Yes indeed the information provided by Jim Tobias on his website that
you mention is a good staring place for sure.



Granted That Webucator created an online course based on those
materials. But, the cost of the course is rather expensive to say the
least.



Another place to consider if you want a review of web accessibility in
the context of WCAG 2.0 is the Understanding Web Accessibility course
available thru the Inclusive Design Institute (IDI) and Inclusive Design
Research Centre (IDRC).



Link to the Understanding Web Accessibility Video Course:
http://courses.idrc.ocad.ca/go.php/1/index.php/ib/1//p_course/1
<http://courses.idrc.ocad.ca/go.php/1/index.php/ib/1/p_course/1>;



The course is aimed at Web content authors and Web application
developers, with detailed coverage of the W3C Web Content Accessibility
Guidelines (WCAG 2.0), and how to create Web content that is accessible
to a diverse audience of users.



The organization of this course mirrors the structure of WCAG 2.0. Like
it, the course is divided into four parts, or units. Each unit focuses
on a principle of accessible Web content, with reasoning behind the
principle, a translation of the associated guidelines, a simulation to
experience barriers first hand, and then practice with strategies that
can be used right away.



The four units of the course correspond to the four accessibility
principles in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). These
principles describe Web content as:



1.Perceivable

2.Operable

3.Understandable

4.Robust