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Re: Resources for teaching children & teachers about accessible web design


From: Jared Smith
Date: Jan 20, 2003 11:05AM

WebAIM has recently been awarded a grant through the Office of
Special Education and Rehabilitative Services to expand our work
in the K-12 arena. We are currently developing many resources for
K-12 teachers, administrators, and support staff. Stay tuned to the
WebAIM web site. If any of you have recommendations, resources, or
ideas on how Web accessibility can best be addressed in K-12 settings,
I would appreciate hearing from you. John, we're particularly
interested in how Maine is addressing accessibility issues when each
student is indeed guaranteed access and use of a personal laptop.

Unfortunately, I'm only aware of a few groups that are looking at K-12
accessibility. You might take a look at



Jared Smith
WebAIM (Web Accessibility In Mind)
Center for Persons with Disabilities
Utah State University

On Thursday, January 16, 2003 you sent:
j> As you may know, the State of Maine has embarked an initiative giving laptop
j> computers to all 7th grade public school students and their teachers. My
j> colleagues and I are looking for resources to use with these teachers and
j> students to teach them about the importance of accessible web design and the
j> most basic way to accomplish this. I found the video on the Webaim site:
j> "Keeping Web Accessibility In Mind" http://www.webaim.org/info/asdvideo/
j> but it appears to focuses on higher ed population.

j> I'm wondering if anyone knows of other videos or simulation-based resources
j> in addition to perhaps materials were written in "kid language" that we
j> might use. Sounds like a job for the kids on ZOOM!

j> Many thanks...

j> John E. Brandt
j> Augusta, ME 04330

j> www.jebswebs.com <http://www.jebswebs.com>;

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