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ARL Online Lyceum: Accessible Web Design

Accessible Web Design
ARL/OLMS Online Lyceum Course
May 31-June 17, 2005

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 higher 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 Web pages, 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 Web site 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.

Target Audience

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

* Blaire Bundy, Technology Consultant, Division of Information Technology, University of Wisconsin-Madison (instructor and course creator)
* Kevin Rundblad, Founder, Video Perception, a company specializing in online applications that produce streaming video from user browers (course creator)

Certificate of Completion & CEUs

Certificates of Completion will be issued to those participants who submit
all course assignments and a final online course evalution form. Five (5)
MLA continuing education contact hours are awarded upon the successful
completion of this course.

$300 for ARL members
$375 for nonmembers

Registration Information: Registration closes ten days prior to the
course's start date. All online workshops are capped at 30 participants.
Register online at https://db.arl.org/training/lycreg.html. 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@arl.org or by phone: 202-296-8656.