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Spring 2019

by Jim Allan ()
  • Delivery Method
    • WWW
    • CD-ROM/DVD (DTB)
    • Videotape
    • Telephone
  • Creation Method
    • Purchase
    • Develop from scratch (HTML, Macromedia - Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks,  Jave, etc.)
    • Content Development/Delivery System (WebCT, Blackboard, etc.)
  • Components
    • Course Interface
    • Course Content
      • HTML
      • Audio - Wave, MP3, RA
      • Video - Movies (Quicktime, Real, Windows Media, etc.)
      • Animation/Simulation - Flash, Java, animated GIF, etc.
      • PDF
      • PowerPoint
      • ???
    • Interactive/Collaborative Features
      • E-mail
      • Discussion/Bulletin Board
      • Chat (Yahoo, Cheetah-Chat, AIM, voice chat)
      • White-board
      • Video-conferencing
    • Testing & Assessment
      • Question Types
      • Scoring

Examples

Tools and Resources for Accessible Web Design

Information resources - E-learning

Information Resources - General

  Validation and repair tools

  • BOBBY, the automated accessibility checker.  Available at www.cast.org/bobby.  Comes in two versionsone on the Web, one standalone (Java-based_ application.  Standalone version can check a whole Web site; the online version checks one page at a time and has trouble with dynamically generated pages.  Be aware that no automated tool can possibly detect all accessibility problems.  Humans are necessary!)
  • A-PROMPT.  An evaluation and repair tool developed jointly by Toronto's Adaptive Technology Resource Center and Wisconsin's Trace Research & Development Center (see above).  Available for download at http://aprompt.snow.utoronto.ca/. W3C's HTML Validation Service, available online via the WAI site at www.w3.org/wai.
  • HTML-Kit.  http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett/tidy/.  Designed by Dave Raggett, developer of VRML specification; some portions of this tool are reportedly included in Allaire HomeSite now.
  • The WAVE, at http://www.temple.edu/inst_disabilities/piat/wave/.  is especially useful in helping sighted developers see ALT text and recognize the order in which items on their pages will be read by screenreaders and speaking browsers.
  • Lynx Viewer, at http://www.delorie.com/web/lynxview.html

Tools/Resources for captioning, descriptive video, etc.