• "Accessibility Report Assignment"

    Author(s):
    Sean Zdenek
    Editor(s):
    George H. Williams
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    Evaluation
    Item Type:
    Course Material or learning objects
    Tag(s):
    DPiH, DPiH Access, DPih Course Material or learning objects, Practice, Getting started, Tool, Advanced, Digital pedagogy, Assessment
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/qfqv-qh07
    Abstract:
    Curatorial note from Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Given to students in a graduate-level class named “Web Accessibility and Disability Studies,” this assignment clearly explains how to evaluate a website’s accessibility and points out that “[c]hecking for accessibility involves a combination of software tools and human judgment.” Zdenek recommends specific techniques and provides a detailed list of software tools that automate much of the process. A particular strength of the exercise is the balance between technical standards for access and the necessity of understanding and persuasively explaining accessibility recommendations. Although this assignment might be too advanced for some undergraduate courses, it could easily be adapted. For example, accessibility evaluation could be an important part of a peer-review workshop where students provide one another with feedback on digital projects they’ve created.
    Notes:
    This deposit is part of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication edited by Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, and published by the Modern Language Association. https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
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    Attribution-NonCommercial
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