[Fwd: [LITA-L:6163] Accessible Web Design--ARL/OLMS Online Lyceum
will at mail.crsn.lib.or.us
Wed Aug 6 11:23:06 PDT 2003
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Subject: [LITA-L:6163] Accessible Web Design--ARL/OLMS Online Lyceum
Date: Wed, 06 Aug 2003 11:48:20 -0400
From: ARL/OLMS Online Lyceum <lyceum at arl.org>
Reply-To: karen at arl.org
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Accessible Web Design
ARL/OLMS Online Lyceum Course
September 15-October 3, 2003
The Association of Research Libraries is pleased to offer the Online
Lyceum course, Accessible Web Design. Based directly on participants'
feedback gathered from course evaluation forms, this course was
redesigned in winter 2002 with a renewed focus on Web accessibility
standards and incorporates a high level of facilitator feedback through
new activities and assignments.
Accessible Web Design directly addresses the fact that Web sites that do
not account for the wide variety of end-user environments may end up
excluding certain populations. However, by adhering to accessibility
standards, they are capable of broadcasting to an even larger audience
through new devices that are otherwise unable to read your webpages,
such as Web tools to assist people with disabilities, Personal Data
Assistant (PDAs), Web TV, and other information appliances.
In this course you will:
* Become aware of accessible design principles and resources through the
discussion and examination of accessibility issues.
* Begin thinking critically about the issues related to accessibility
and the practice of Web design.
* Consider the various needs of your audience.
* Become familiar with website accessibility guidelines and evaluation
tools that will help you to design a Web site with adherence to the
World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Priority Level One accessibility
guidelines and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998.
The intended audience is producers of web-based content who are
concerned with creating flexible and scaleable Web sites that meet the
World Wide Web Consortium accessibility guidelines. Prior Web experience
is not required.
* Blaire Bundy, Technology Training Consultant, University of
* Kevin Rundblad, Assistant Instructional Development Librarian for
Instructional Support Services, Library Affairs, Southern Illinois
* Netscape Navigator 4.x or newer; or Internet Explorer 4.x or newer;
* Windows 95/98/NT 4.0 or newer; or Macintosh OS 7.x or newer, in order
to properly support Java/Java Script; and
* RealPlayer 7.x or newer in order to run multimedia.
$300 for ARL members
$350 for nonmembers
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 5, 2003
Please note: All online workshops are capped at 30 participants.
For detailed course information and a course schedule, please visit
If you have any questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions
page at <http://www.arl.org/training/faqs.html> or contact the ARL/OLMS
Online Lyceum at <lyceum at arl.org> or by phone: 202-296-8656.
Karen A. Wetzel
Program Officer for Distance Learning
Association of Research Libraries
21 Dupont Circle, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
karen at arl.org
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