Designing Universally Accessible Web Resources workshop will provide experiences in:
This workshop will discuss the accessibility features and issues of the web publishing features of Adobe PDF and Microsoft Office. Adobe PDF is used by many people to create web resources that exactly recreate print materials. Adobe has added accessibility enhancements to make PDF documents more accessible to people with disabilities. The workshop will provide information on the accessibility features, authoring issues and limitations of the PDF format for creating accessible materials. Microsoft Office is commonly used to create web materials by people who are not as familiar with HTML and other web publishing technologies. The save to web feature makes it easy to create a web version of office documents, but these documents are not very accessible to people with disabilities. The workshop will discuss strategies for creating accessible web materials using the "Web Accessibility Wizard for Microsoft Office".
Location: Northern Illinois University, Wirtz Hall
Date: Septeber 12th, 2003
Time: 8:00am - 12:00am
Room: 307 Computer Lab
15 minute Break
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 iCITA website