Online Learning Resource Accessibility in a Lunchtime

David Sloan a research fellow  in the School of Computing,  University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland,  writes about e-accessibility at  e-Accessibility Blog.  Via short, regular posts the blog comments  on developments in the field of web accessibility and inclusive digital communication.

One of the strengths of the blog is an awareness of the fact that readers will have varying roles of web authorship as part of their work, a range of levels of technical experience in creating web content – but probably less time than they would like to develop skills in inclusive digital content creation.

In a lunch-and learn presentation earlier this year, Dr. Sloan shared  a set of short, easy-to-implement activities for evaluating existing web resources for accessibility and addressing any shortcomings found.  The information is so straightforward and sensible that  it is worth sharing.  Dr. Sloan posted his presentation slides at Slideshare.

The presentation discussed five accessibility checks

  1. Keyboard accessibility
  2. Alternatives for images
  3. Use of color
  4. Headings and lists
  5. Accessibility in online resource selection policy


WINAHEAD is made up of representatives from thirty institutions. Our members are professionals employed by two- and four-year colleges and universities who work directly with students with disabilities to ensure equal access to higher education. WIN indicates the geographic area we represent: Western Iowa and Nebraska. AHEAD is our national parent organization, the Association on Higher Education and Disability.
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