Web Accessibility Workshop at University of Illinois at Chicago

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Designing Universally Accessible Web Resources workshop will provide experiences in:

This workshop will help disability service professionals, administrators and web developers understand the need for accessible design of web resources and how changes to web development practices and testing can create web resources that are not only more usable by people with disabilities, but are more usable to everyone. Each participant will receive a CD-ROM of software and web resources on web accessibility, including the full workshop presentation.

Location and Times

Date: January 9th, 2003

Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: University of Illinois at Chicago

Building:Chicago Circle Center (east side of campus), 750 South Halsted Street, between Taylor and Harrison

Map of Chicago Circle Center location on UIC campus

Room: 408 (4th floor, computer lab)


From the North: Take the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) to the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) westbound and keep to the right; take the second exit from the Eisenhower Expressway, which is Ashland Avenue; take Ashland Avenue south to Taylor Street; then go west on Taylor Street to the campus.

From the West: Take the Eisenhower Expressway to the Racine Avenue exit; then go south to Harrison Street and east to the campus.

From the East: Take Harrison Street or Roosevelt Road; if you take Roosevelt Road, go west to Halsted Street and turn north to the campus.

From the South: Take the Dan Ryan Expressway and exit on Roosevelt Road (1200 south); go west on Roosevelt Road to Halsted Street; then go north on Halsted Street to the campus.

Parking: Parking is available at the Halsted Street Parking Structure at 801 S. Halsted. Parking rates are: $7.00 for 3 1/2-4 1/2 hours and $7.50 for over 4 1/2 hours.

Public Transportation:


Presentation Slides

Starts at 1:00pm

Part 1: Alternative Views of the Web

Part 2: Design Guidelines

30 minute Break at 2:45

Part 3: Evaluation Tools

Part 4: Examples of Redesigning for Accessibility

ends at 5:00pm


If have an questions or comments please contact the Presentor or one of the local hosts:

Presentor: Jon Gunderson (Universify of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign)

Local hosts: Joy A. Hyzny (University of Illinois at Chicago) and James Clark (University of Chicago)


Jon Gunderson is currently the Coordinator of information technology accessibility for people with disabilities at UIUC in the Division of Rehabilitation Education Services. He has been working in the area of web accessibility for over 6 years and is chair of the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative User Agent Accessibility Guidelines working group. He has given numerous presentations and has taught several courses on designing universally accessible web resources.

Find out more about web accessibility at the CITA website


Workshop is FULL no further registrations are being taken.