AccessU West 2011

AccessU West

AccessU West 2011 is a Knowbility training event January 10-12, 2011 at San Jose State University. There are two days of sessions, with a full day of post conference workshops that go even more in depth with accessibility information.

AccessU West offers classes on how to make electronic information technology accessible to everyone – including people with disabilities.

  • Does your organization believe the web should empower ALL people?
  • Do you want to learn how accessibility ties into your usability goals?
  • Are you a developer or designer who wants to understand emerging best design practices for the web?
  • Do you want to build innovative AND accessible websites using cutting-edge CSS techniques?
  • Is your company ready to comply with the pending expansion of the Americans with Disabilities Act that will ensure people with disabilities have full access to the Internet and television?

There’s a Design/Development Track featuring about 30 classes for people creating content, software, web sites and multimedia. I’m an instructor in this track, along with others like Glenda Sims, Sean Keegan, W. Mei Fang, and Kelsey Ruger.  I’ll be teaching HTML5 and Accessibility. My class is a 3 hour, hands-on, lab session.

The Policy and Administration Track is for administrators, managers and policy makers. There are 8 classes in this track.

The Specialized Usability Track is for anyone who would like to make sure that their sites are not just accessible, but also usable. This track emphasizes usability techniques you can use informally, at minimal cost, to get started quickly and easily.

The post conference day features either a full day with Derek Featherstone, a full day on universal design for learning, or a usability testing day.

You can register now. Knowbility training for accessibility is the best you can get. Go get some.

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