Tuesday, April 22, 2008

2 Day Universal Design Course on May 21st and May 22nd

Just in case you aren't on any of the lists Jon posted this to, I wanted to pass this along. I've taken this class, and it is informative _and_ fun! :) There is a good deal of discussion on using CSS on day 2, so it might help to do some background reading on CSS to start with, but it definitely isn't necessary to come away with a greater understanding of how important accessible design is, and how to go about achieving it. W3schools has a short, decent intro to CSS:


and the w3 has a nice site that has some more coding examples to illustrate what they are describing


of course, I've always been a fan of the O'Reilly books for web technologies- not exactly light reading, but it will definitely get you fully up to speed (a Safari e-book):

Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition

2 Day Universal Design Course on May 21st and May 22nd

Learn how to design universally accessible web resources to comply with the new Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act [1] for people with disabilities. This is a hands on workshop and participants will build an accessible web pages using web standards techniques.

Date: May 21st & 22nd, 2008

Location: ICS Oregon Computing Lab (Tentative)

Instructor: Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.

Cost: $249 for employees of the University (discounted from $349)

More information and registration at:

[1] Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.

Coordinator Information Technology Accessibility
Disability Resources and Educational Services
Rehabilitation Education Center
Room 86
1207 S. Oak Street|
Champaign, Illinois 61821
Voice: (217) 244-5870
WWW: http://www.cita.uiuc.edu/
WWW: https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/jongund/www/