eClasses: Accessibility 102 Tools

Training and Workshops


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  • Instructor(s): Laura Carlson and Bruce Reeves.
  • Description:
    • In this eClass we will start exploring how to solve access problems on sites, so get ready to roll up your sleeves and do some work! We'll discuss some tools and use the WAVE to spot barriers that prevent people from fully using our web sites.
  • Outcomes:
    • Awareness of some accessibility tool strengths and limitations.
    • Ability to submit a page for a WAVE evaluation.
    • Ability to read a WAVE report.
    • Ability to find explanations of accessibility problems that require manual checking.
  • Target Audience: The intended audience is web designers, developers, and other technology professionals who want to learn about accessibility tools and have never used or have had trouble using the WAVE.
  • Prerequisites:
    • University of Minnesota faculty, staff or student.
    • Completion of Web Accessibility 101.
    • Basic computer skills. (Ability to use email, access the web etc.)
    • A "Graphical browser" installed (FireFox, Chrome, Mozilla, and/or Microsoft Internet Explorer, etc.) on your computer.
    • If you would like to do an optional exercise:
      • Ability to save a web page and its images to your local computer because the exercises will require you to save sample files to make corrections.
      • Experience in developing and publishing web materials.
      • Comfortable with creating web pages and editing HTML files to add or remove elements and attributes.
      • Familiarity with and skills to use a web editor in code view or a text editor to hand code Hypertext Markup Language.
      • Willingness and ability to work with and code HTML markup. Many corrections will need to be completed in html markup.
      • Ability to upload pages to the web.
      • A web space (ie ~tilde account) where you can post assignments and the skill to do so. The WebDev Guide provides some information on moving files to the web.
  • 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 20 March 31 Any Time. (eClasses are asynchronous.) Anywhere. (eClasses are conducted via the web.) Register Online