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Online Northwest 2009 Accessibility and Online Learning

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Online Northwest 2009 Accessibility and Online Learning

  1. 1. “ If you don’t like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it.” ~Marian Wright Edelman
  2. 2. Preventing a Digital Divide: Accessibility and Online Learning Diana K. Wakimoto [email_address] California State University, East Bay Online Northwest 2009
  3. 3. Slides, Info & More <ul><li>http://thewakilibrarian.wordpress.com </li></ul>
  4. 4. Which Digital Divide?
  5. 5. Accessible Design/Universal Design “ research” by mwoodard on flickr used in accordance with Creative Commons License
  6. 6. Deadly Sins of Web Design http://dwightdesign.com/articles/deadlySinsOfWebDesign.html
  7. 7. What’s Section 508?
  8. 8. How do You Measure Accessibility? <ul><li>FAE Rule Set </li></ul><ul><li>beta Rule Set </li></ul><ul><li>HTML Validation </li></ul><ul><li>Navigation </li></ul>“ accessibility” by urbanreviewstldotcom, on flickr
  9. 9. Firefox Accessibility Toolbar <ul><li>Free add-on for Firefox </li></ul><ul><li>Use to validate page for accessibility, generate reports, test navigation, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ </li></ul>
  10. 11. Vischeck
  11. 12. Vischeck Example Red/Green Colorblind Simulation Original Google Homepage
  12. 13. Retrofitting Old Resources “ Typewriter of Capricorn,” by emdot on flickr, used in accordance with Creative Commons License
  13. 14. Overstream
  14. 15. Creating New Accessible Resources “ Touchscreen Confusion,” by cheekyspanky on flickr, used in accordance with Creative Commons License
  15. 19. Putting it all Together...
  16. 20. Another Option: Voicethread <ul><li>Interactive, easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Create audio and text scripts over an online presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Example: http://voicethread.com/share/296806 </li></ul>
  17. 21. Wordpress
  18. 22. More Resources <ul><li>Captivate Tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>AxsJAX </li></ul><ul><li>SurveyMonkey </li></ul><ul><li>W3C </li></ul><ul><li>WebAIM </li></ul>“ httpwww,” by ntr23 on flickr, used in accordance with Creative Commons License
  19. 23. Questions? Comments? &quot;Always listen to the experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it.&quot; ~Robert Heinlein
  20. 24. URLs to Resources Listed <ul><li>Firefox Add-ons: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ </li></ul><ul><li>Vischeck: http://www.vischeck.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Overstream: http://www.overstream.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Captivate: http://www.adobe.com </li></ul><ul><li>Voicethread: http://voicethread.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress: http://wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>SurveyMonkey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>AxsJAX: http://code.google.com/p/google-axsjax/ </li></ul><ul><li>W3C: http://www.w3.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>WebAIM: http://www.webaim.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Deadly Sins of Web Design: http://dwightdesign.com/articles/deadlySinsOfWebDesign.html </li></ul>

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