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AHS 494 AD2 - Special Topics - Accessible Electronic Material

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Lecture courses in topics of current interest; specific subject matter will be announced in the Class Schedule. Course Information: 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated up to 12 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: See Class Schedule for section requirements.

Special Instructions:

Topic: Creating and Procuring Accessible Electronic Materials. The purpose of this course is to deepen the accessibility awareness of participants by exposing them to a broad range of accessibility concerns when creating electronic materials. This will include an examination of how people with disabilities are impacted by different technologies. The course will expose students to the building blocks of the web HTML and CSS and provide an introduction to multimedia accessibility and document formats including MS Word, PDF, and PowerPoint. Students will also be invited to explore some of the more challenging areas of accessibility, like maps and emerging media-rich design trends. The course will close with a look at best practices for purchasing and vetting third-party vendors and give students the opportunity to apply techniques for conducting usability/accessibility testing for audiences with disabilities. It is strongly recommended that students complete the initial course in this cer

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 2

Term(s): Fall , Spring


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