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Information technology technical assistance and training center

Information Technology Technical Assistance and Training Center

Center for Rehabilitation Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology

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Ittatc mission

ITTATC Mission

Support Industry in developing electronic and information technology that is accessible to people with disabilities through development of training material on accessible design techniques, providing training and providing technical assistance.

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Major tasks

Major tasks

  • Assessment of needs for training and technical support

  • Develop training material

  • Technical assistance

  • Web based training on accessible design

  • Website - www.ittatc.org

  • Coordinate with RERCs, Fed. Agencies, State AT projects, DBTAC

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Project partners

Project Partners

  • Georgia Tech -

    • Center for Rehabilitation Technology

    • GTRI Human Factors Branch

    • Office of Assessment

    • Industrial Design, College of Computing & ISyE

  • World Institute for Disability

  • Community Options

  • Information Technology Association of America

  • Trace Research Center, U. Wisconsin

  • Inclusive Technologies, Jim Tobias

  • Regional DBTACs, RESNA TA project

  • State Assistive Technology Projects, ATAP

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Assess needs of stakeholders

Assess Needs of Stakeholders

  • IT and Telecomm Industry

    • managers

    • technical staff

    • support staff

  • Web developers

  • State IT and procurement staff

  • Consumers

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Leverage training and ta

Leverage Training and TA

  • 10 regional DBTACs

  • 56 State Assistive Technology Projects

  • Industry associations

  • Industry partners

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Develop literature

Develop Literature

  • Overview of 255 for Telecomm

  • Overview of 508 for IT Industry

  • Summary of 508 for Consumers

  • Quick references on web access, IT access, Telecomm access, FAQ

  • How-to brochures for Industry

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Develop project website

Develop Project Website

  • Initial website - 5/1/2001

    • Project goals and partners

    • Overview of Training

    • Scheduled events

    • Resources

    • Contact information

  • Add decision tree for DBTAC TA

  • Literature online

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Training courses

Training Courses

  • Overview for Management 1/2 day

  • Accessible Web Design 1/2 day

  • Accessible Design Principles for Professional disciplines 2 - 4 days

    • Software Engineers

    • Engineers

    • Industrial designers

  • Consumer training

  • State IT procurement

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Management training

Management Training

  • Overview of 508 and 255

  • Business Case for Accessible Design

  • Demographics and markets

  • Functional Limitations

  • Strategies for implementation of Accessible Design

  • Resources

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Technical training

Technical Training

  • Nature of functional limitations

    • hands on experience with products

  • Technical requirements of 255, 508

  • User Centered Design +

    • wider user group considered

  • Tools and Techniques

  • Cases and exercises

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Training for web developers

Training for Web developers

  • Why make pages accessible

  • Technical requirements

    • Text equivalents for graphics / media

    • Visual equivalent for audio

    • Image maps

    • Headers for tables, titles for frames

    • Accessible forms, applets, scripts

  • Test and repair tools

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Training for state government

Training for State government

  • What are 508 standards

  • How they can help with 504 and ADA compliance

  • How to use standards in procurement

  • Best practices from Federal Gov.

  • Best practices from States

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Consumer training

Consumer Training

  • How to work with Industry

  • The product development process

  • Technical primer

  • Functional limitations

  • Consumer input in design process

    • Market research, prototype evaluation

    • Product testing, problem resolution

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Schedule for 2001

Schedule for 2001

  • Needs assessment 9/30/01

  • Develop literature - 3/31/01

  • Train DBTAC staff - 3/27/01

  • Develop management training 7/01

  • Develop technical training 9/01

  • Develop state training10/01

  • Develop consumer training12/01

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Increasing capacity questions

Increasing Capacity Questions

  • How to increase capacity

    • Consultants

    • Train Co-op students for placement

    • Continuing Education series

  • Quality assurance for consultants

  • Certification via professional society

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Existing training resources

Existing training resources

  • Project EASI

  • WebAIM

  • Blackboard.com

  • HTML Writers Guild

  • WebAble

  • Accessible-Systems

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Easi web access training

EASI Web Access Training

  • Beginning Barrier-free Web Design: a four week web based course $275 April 30, July 9, Sept. 10, Oct. 29

  • Advanced Barrier-free Web Design: a four week web based course $275 July 2, October 1

  • Barrier-free E-learning: 8 weekMay 7, September 10

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Easi it accessibility training

EASI IT Accessibility Training

  • Barrier-free Information Technology Workshop: a four week web course June 4, August 6, October 1, December 3

  • Business Benefits of Accessible Electronic and Information Technology: May 7, September 10

  • http://easi.cc

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Webaim web access course

WebAIM Web Access Course

  • www.webaim.org/tutorial

  • Univeral Web Design and Disability Access: Blackboard.com INST5320 www.blackboard.com/

  • Utah State U.- SPED 5790ST Inclusive Web Design: Disability Usability and Accessibility June 11 - August 3

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Html writers guild

HTML Writers Guild

  • Designing for Universal Accessibility D201, Kynn Bartlett, $75 for trial members www.hwg.org June 4, 2001 for seven weeksJuly 16, 2001

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Webable

WebAble

  • On-site training, seminars, and hands-on web and software accessibility workshops.

  • www.webable.com

  • Accessible-Systems www.accessible-systems.com

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Technical assistance resources

Technical assistance resources

  • IT Design guidelines

  • Accessible design methods

  • Telecomm. design guidelines

  • Consumer device guidelines

  • Instructional technology guidelines

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It design guidelines

IT design guidelines

  • IBM guidelines

  • Microsoft Software guidelines for developers

  • Trace Center Guidelines

  • www.ittatc.org - Technical Assistance page

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Accessible design methods

Accessible design methods

  • Trace Center

  • User Centred Design Methodology and Tools - USERfit www.stakes.fi/include/1-0.htm

  • “User Interfaces for All”

  • Usability Methods Toolbook

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Telecomm design guidelines

Telecomm Design Guidelines

  • Guideline for accessibility www.tiresias.org/telecoms/index.htm

  • Telephones - what features do disabled people need? www.tiresias.org/phoneability

  • Mobile phone guidelines www.stakes.fi/cost219/mobiletelephone.htm

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Telecomm design tools

Telecomm. Design tools

  • Trace Universal Design filters

  • Trace Reference designs for cell phones

  • Trace Product Design Browser

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Instructional technology

Instructional Technology

  • WGBH National Center for Accessible Media

  • www.wgbh.org/wgbh/pages/ncam

  • U. Illinois Ctr for Instructional Technology Accessibility

  • cita.rehab.uiuc.edu/design

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