Improving course accessibility

Later today I’m submitting an application for an “administrative internship” which would give me a half-time release to work on a project with an mentor in university administration. I’ve proposed addressing the web accessibility of course materials, working with Richard Chamberlain in CAIT.

Win-win here: I get more experience as a digital humanities faculty administrator geek, and the university gets to tap into my web accessibility knowledge. There’s strong exigence from the IITAA, which I’ve written about before; as of August 2008, this law takes effect. New sites or those “substantially modified” must meet these standards. My role would be working with department chairs, faculty, geeks, and administrators to develop resources (and put a seal of approval on existing resources) which make compliance possible.

Wish me luck…

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