Global Society of Online Literacy Educators https://www.glosole.org/
This is the organization that will house and promote this information. As a new organization, it is need of a wide variety of resources. And since Lisa is a founding member, it was the perfect opportunity to take the need for accessibility information and make it more readily available.
You will have a client to help answer your questions. Dr. Meredith Singleton is the audience for this project. She is an instructor who teaches technical and professional communication courses online, and even though she has done research in this area in her one-time job as an instructional designer, she still has problems with information a kind of information overload.
Great quote someone just reminded me of: “We need to make every single thing accessible to every single person with a disability.” Stevie Wonder, 2016 GRAMMY Awards
Here are some sources that will help you concisely define what accessibility is. This is different from the persuasive case.
- Accessibility overview from Usability.gov
- WCAG from the W3.org
- Section 508 the legal statute from the American with Disabilities Act
Here are some pages that can you get started in formulating the rationale for the new site (the persuasive case from teh assignment page):
- The Business Case for Accessibility
- How expensive is Web Accessibility
- Developing a Business Case from the w3.org
- from an educational view (and also some practical tips) scroll down to Paying Attention to Accessibility
- Good for business
- How accessible design benefits all users
Resources to Annotate (maybe)
Part of your job is to take these resources, and to find some of your own, and then make the hard decisions about which ones should be included and then to annotate them explain why you did include them.
- Dos and Donts on designing for accessibility
- WebAim: has lots of resources but your job is to recommend the best ones
- Quality Matters (Concern yourself only with the accessibility section. this one is tricky because these materials are restricted for use only by institutions who have paid dues. Since UC has paid dues, I feel comfortable sharing them with you, but it’s your job to determine how to talk about them without talking about them.)
- UMN Accessible U: has lots of resources but your job is to recommend the best ones
Considerations for shifting materials online
- see quality matters above
- a book chapter that explains some of the reasons and rationales for how to do this
- another book chapter: http://wac.colostate.edu/books/owi/chapter11.pdf
- and another book chapter: http://wac.colostate.edu/books/owi/chapter12.pdf
Info from Meredith
- a 10 tips she created
- a presentation about about tech comm instructors needing to be at the accessibility table at institutions because of our specialty training in usability and design
More information on accessibility