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From: Cyndi Rowland
Date: Aug 31, 2000 12:20AM


I hope someone in the WebAIM discussion group can help me with an
accessibility problem I have run into. I know this great group offers
practical advice to lots of folks on different topics. I am counting on
the input of at least one of you to help me solve the problem. Here is the
context:
In my distance ed program we used Web CT for ONE of our online classes this
summer. I know that they are NOT accessible yet, and I may migrate out of
WebCT to someone else but I think the problem I experienced would be fairly
universal. I am trying to figure out a work around to this dilemma
regardless of the course software I would use.
In this class we use weekly quizzes as one of the many assignments to get
students to master the content. We spent a lot of time coming up with good
questions that could be used for multiple years. I am concerned that as it
stands, students can print off these quizzes and possibly share them (i.e.,
share them during the semester -- I'll do this one and you do that one and
we'll combine resources --, or from one year to the next). I am looking
for a way to create the quizzes and disable the printing function in their
browser window. I have heard that it is possible to put the quizzes into a
Java applet or a flash video or something similar, but without advanced
programming these could not be made accessible. I understand that if it's
in HTML it can be printed. Any thoughts from the group?
Thanks
Cyndi Rowland