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EASI Course Fix YOUR Own Web for Access


From: Prof Norm Coombs
Date: Jun 20, 2003 6:58AM

EASI's interactive online course: Beginner Barrier-free Web Design Begins
July 7, and Runs for four weeks.
When it IS broken, learn how to fix it!
Syllabus and registration at http://easi.cc/workshops/easiweb.htm

EASI believes that it is better for you to learn how to make Web pages
accessible for users with disabilities than it is for us to fix them for
you. Besides providing students with the ability to design web pages that
are accessible, the course has added a component which walks students, step
by step, through the process of taking a problem web page and repair it to
be accessible. As more and more people become aware of the need to make
their web sites accessible, they are faced with fixing web sites that
already exist. Helping students locate the mistakes and learn how to
repair them is an increasingly important need.

This course is designed for designers who already know HTML or for those
who use WYSIWYG editors and don't need to know HTML. It is not a course in
HTML as such. The course, instead, focuses on accessibility features and
how to design pages for access. EASI specializes in making technical
jargon invisible for those who create web pages but are not HTML experts.

The course uses both Section 508 Standards and the Web Accessibility
Initiative's Quick tips and Guidelines. These technical standards and
guidelines are "translated" for people who do not feel comfortable with
technical language. The course also includes several video and audio clips
that help the student get a clear picture of how to use the various tools
needed in web design and repair. EASI courses encourage interaction
between participants and instructors as well as among participants. Course
content is on the web and can be accessed from anywhere at any time.
Course discussion uses an e-mail listserv discussion.

Students who wish continuing education units can receive these on request.
This course is one of the required courses for people working for the
Certificate in Accessible Information Technology.
More information at http://easi.cc/workshop.htm

(July 7 is also the start date for Train the Trainer)

Five EASI courses will earn the Certificate in Accessible Information

EASI is the premier provider of online training on accessible information
EASI home page: http://easi.cc

EASI Juluy Courses http://easi.cc/workshop.htm
Beginner Barrier-free Web Design
Train the Trainer
... .
Norman Coombs
CEO EASI (Equal Access to Software and Information)
(949) 922-5992 (cell)

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