eClasses: Accessibility 104 Images

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  • Instructor(s): Laura Carlson and Bruce Reeves.
  • Description:
    • By examining the most basic of techniques -- making images accessible -- we will explore methods that enable inclusiveness. In this eClass we discuss the what, when, why, and how of both short and long textual alternatives.
  • Outcomes:
    • Understanding of what textual alternatives are and why they are important.
    • Understanding of when and how to use the short textual alternatives for img elements.
    • Understanding of when and how to use the long textual alternatives for img elements.
  • Target Audience: The intended audience is UMD web designers, developers, and technology professionals who want to learn how to make images accessible.
  • Prerequisites:
    • University of Minnesota faculty, staff or student.
    • Computer skills. (Ability to use email, access the web, install browser extensions etc.)
    • "Graphical browsers" installed on your computer: FireFox, Chrome, Mozilla, Microsoft Internet Explorer, etc.
    • Ability to save a web page and its images to your local computer because many of 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: Text Alternatives/Equivalents 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
April 17 April 28 Any Time. (eClasses are asynchronous.) Anywhere. (eClasses are conducted via the web.) Register Online