[Athen] On-line course on Designing Universally Accessible Web Resources

Jon Gunderson jongund at uiuc.edu
Thu Aug 31 13:11:20 PDT 2006

REHAB711: Designing Universally Accessible Web Resources

Start Date: September 21st, 2006
Time: 3:30-4:30 CST (Chicago Local Time)
Location: On-line using Eluminate collaboration software
Registration Fee: $399

Cours and registration information at:

Course Overview

Universal design focuses on making web resources compatible with the widest range of web browsing technologies. Resources can easily adapt to the needs and capabilities of users through the use of web standards. Web standards are all about the concept of “interoperability”, the ability of people to access and exchange information on a wide range of computing technologies and operating systems. The use of universal
design principles makes web resources more accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. All users have more choices and control over how they view and use web resources. Users with visual impairments can easily increase font size using the text scaling features of browsers. People who want to view two different web pages side by side can change the widow width of their browser and content re-flows to fit the size of the window. A PDA user can apply a user
style sheet to view only the headings of a web page to get an overview of the topics, without having to do endless scrolling through text on a small screen.

More accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities!

Please consider taking this course and sharing this announcement with your collegues. Please contact me if you have any questions.


Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.
Director of IT Accessibility Services
Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services (CITES)
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Disability Resources and Education Services (DRES)

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