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Teaching Accessibility & Universal Design Concepts Through the Use of Public Policy Projects


  • Jonathan Lazar, Director, Universal Usability Laboratory, Towson University

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  • Length (in hours): 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: Intermediate
  • Type: Not provided
  • Summary of Session

    This presentation focuses on the use of class-wide public policy projects, in which students learn about both the technical and policy details of web accessibility, evaluate web sites that are required to be compliant under the law, and then write up the results, which are forwarded to government and policy makers.


    1. How to effectively manage the process of running policy-related class projects
    2. How to structure projects for maximum learning