eClasses: Accessibility 101 Introduction

Training and Workshops


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  • Instructor(s): Laura Carlson and Bruce Reeves.
  • Description:
    • Participants will learn how web browsing is different for people with disabilities. We will introduce participants to the theory and meaning of web accessibility.
  • Outcomes:
    • Understanding of why web accessibility is important.
    • Ability to formulate a definition of web accessibility.
    • Ability to begin thinking critically about the issues related to accessible in the web design. (the who, what, why, and how)
  • Target Audience: The intended audience is UMD web designers, developers, technology professionals, and people interested in web site accessibility.
  • Prerequisites:
    • Basic computer skills. (Ability to use email, access the web etc.)
    • A "Graphical browser" installed (Mozilla, Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and/or Opera etc.) on your computer.
    • Experience and familiarity using the "Graphical browser(s)" above. (i.e. Knowledge of and ability to change preferences, and install extensions, etc).
  • Time Commitment: A participant should plan to dedicate approximately four to six hours on this eClass. This will allow enough time to review the course content and readings, participate in online asynchronous discussion, and complete course activities and assignments.
  • Online Course Materials: Online resources.
  • Completion Certificate: Participants who desire evidence of successful completion of our eClasses may apply for a certificate of completion that will be mailed at the end of the term. Application can be submitted after you successfully complete the class.
  • Special Circumstances: We invite anyone who has a disability or special circumstances that might require adaptation of materials or special/different equipment to inform the instructor(s) ahead of time so that arrangements can be made.
Logistics
Start Date End Date Time Location Register
March 13 March 17 Any Time. (eClasses are asynchronous.) Anywhere. (eClasses are conducted via the web.) Register Online