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Re: 3-credit class: Universal Design for Digital Media: Where Usability & Accessibility Meet

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From: Morin, Gary (NIH/OD) [E]
Date: Dec 19, 2012 2:03PM


Thanks for this course information; I may sign up for it.

As always, I found the question regarding its platform accessibility to be responded to in terms of "access with a screenreader." What about the platform's accessibility for persons with dexterity impairments and who are using speech recognition software? Has this online learning platform being tested with a variety of assistive technologies or just with screen readers? Does the content of this course authentically address the diversity of disabilities, persons with disabilities, and assistive technologies? Or does it just address blind persons and screen readers?

Gary M.
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From: Howard Kramer [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 8:40 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] 3-credit class: Universal Design for Digital Media: Where Usability & Accessibility Meet

Len,

The platform is D2L which you should be able to access with a screenreader.
This is like any other course offered through a university. If there are access issues - such as a need for digital or etext for the books - then we would work through our Disability Services office.

Regards,
Howard

On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 3:03 PM, Len Burns < <EMAIL REMOVED> <mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> >> wrote:

> Howard,
>
> Is there information somewhere regarding the accessibility of the
> platform via which this course will take place? I am presuming that
> the textbooks are obtainable? It concerns me that none of this
> information is linked on the web pages. Thanks much.
>
> -Len
>
> On 12/18/2012 1:46 PM, Howard Kramer wrote:
> > (Please help to disseminate)
> >
> >
> > *Universal Design for Digital Media: Where Usability & Accessibility
> Meet*
> >
> > (listed as SPECIAL TOPICS IN TECHNOLOGY, ARTS, AND MEDIA: UNIVERSAL
> DESIGN
> > FOR DIGITAL MEDIA, ATLS 3519-581)
> >
> > (self-paced sections also available - listed as ATLS 3519-640<
> http://conted.colorado.edu/courses/category/alliance-for-technology-le
> arning-and-society-atlas-/5529/independent-learning/?department_id…,
> 85,89,89
> >
> > and NCTM 3519-640<
> http://conted.colorado.edu/courses/category/alliance-for-technology-learning-and-society-atlas-/5530/independent-learning/?department_id…,85,89,89
> >
> > )
> > Register at:
> >
> > CU Continuing Education<
> http://conted.colorado.edu/courses/category/alliance-for-technology-learning-and-society-atlas-/?department_id…,85,89,89
> >
> > (under ATLAS program)
> >
> > *Spring 2013 Schedule:* Jan. 20 - May 3, 2013
> >
> >
> > Course Description
> >
> > Many web and media designers believe that the design process begins and
> > ends with information architecture and visual design. Although these
> > elements are important, other factors are equally if not more crucial for
> > the design of successful web sites and other digital media. This course
> > will examine the standards and methods for designing digital material
> that
> > is not only accessible for persons with disabilities - a particularly
> > important requirement for the web sites of public entities - but also
> > effective and usable for all users and across platforms.
> > Course Scope
> >
> > This course will review standards for usability and accessibility,
> focusing
> > on the concepts of universal design, web standards and accessibility best
> > practices. Resources and texts from media design experts such as Donald
> A.
> > Norman, Wendy Chisholm, Derek Featherstone and Jeffrey Zeldman will be
> > complemented with online resources and materials. Topics to be covered
> > include (x)html standards, structured coding procedures, semantic web
> > design, user-centered design, and validation tools, among others. There
> may
> > be occasional live lectures and guest speakers - delivered through web
> > conferencing but taped for later and repeat viewing, as needed by
> students.
> > Students will complete weekly assignments and follow the overall schedule
> > of the course through the semester.
> > Instructors Howard Kramer
> >
> > Mr. Kramer has been an Access Specialist at CU-Boulder and coordinator
> for
> > the Accessing Higher Ground Conference for the past 15 years.
> > Kathy Wahlbin
> >
> > Ms. Wahlbin is a Web accessibility consultant, founder of Interactive
> > Accessibility and an ADA, Section 508 and W3C WCAG accessibility expert.
> >
> >
> >
> > More information: http://accessinghigherground.org/wp/udclass/
> >
> > Howard Kramer, <EMAIL REMOVED> <mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> > , 303-492-8672
> >
> > > >



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Howard Kramer
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Accessing Higher Ground
303-492-8672
cell: 720-351-8668

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