[Athen] 3-credit class: Universal Design for Digital Media: Where Usability & Accessibility Meet

Howard Kramer hkramer at ahead.org
Tue Dec 18 13:46:29 PST 2012

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*Universal Design for Digital Media: Where Usability & Accessibility Meet*


(self-paced sections also available - listed as ATLS
and NCTM 3519-640<http://conted.colorado.edu/courses/category/alliance-for-technology-learning-and-society-atlas-/5530/independent-learning/?department_id=85,85,89,89>
Register at:

CU Continuing Education<http://conted.colorado.edu/courses/category/alliance-for-technology-learning-and-society-atlas-/?department_id=85,85,89,89>
(under ATLAS program)

*Spring 2013 Schedule:* Jan. 20 – May 3, 2013

Course Description

Many web and media designers believe that the design process begins and
ends with information architecture and visual design. Although these
elements are important, other factors are equally if not more crucial for
the design of successful web sites and other digital media. This course
will examine the standards and methods for designing digital material that
is not only accessible for persons with disabilities – a particularly
important requirement for the web sites of public entities – but also
effective and usable for all users and across platforms.
Course Scope

This course will review standards for usability and accessibility, focusing
on the concepts of universal design, web standards and accessibility best
practices. Resources and texts from media design experts such as Donald A.
Norman, Wendy Chisholm, Derek Featherstone and Jeffrey Zeldman will be
complemented with online resources and materials. Topics to be covered
include (x)html standards, structured coding procedures, semantic web
design, user-centered design, and validation tools, among others. There may
be occasional live lectures and guest speakers – delivered through web
conferencing but taped for later and repeat viewing, as needed by students.
Students will complete weekly assignments and follow the overall schedule
of the course through the semester.
Instructors Howard Kramer

Mr. Kramer has been an Access Specialist at CU-Boulder and coordinator for
the Accessing Higher Ground Conference for the past 15 years.
Kathy Wahlbin

Ms. Wahlbin is a Web accessibility consultant, founder of Interactive
Accessibility and an ADA, Section 508 and W3C WCAG accessibility expert.

More information: http://accessinghigherground.org/wp/udclass/

Howard Kramer, hkramer at colorado.edu , 303-492-8672

Howard Kramer
Conference Coordinator
Accessing Higher Ground
cell: 720-351-8668

AHEAD Association of Higher Education and Disability
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