ERIC Number: ED472197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Macromedia Accessibility Project (MAP). Macromedia[R] White Paper.
This paper reports on the Macromedia Accessibility Project (MAP), a collaborative effort developed by Macromedia, Inc., The League for Innovation in the Community College, and Pima Community College, Arizona, in order to explore the questions and challenges of implementing accessibility standards in online developmental math courses in community colleges. The purpose of the project, as a two-part process, was to evaluate the capacity to create online mathematical content in an accessible format, and to identify the differences between updating content and design differences for Web-based courses versus creating new content and design features for Web-based delivery. Project team members were charged to audit and upgrade one existing online math course and create one new online math course. As a summer project commencing June 15, 2002 and ending September 15, 2002, the 3-month timeline called for inclusion of training sessions, groups meetings, and follow-up communications. Comments from MAP team developers were summarized for review. This paper describes the two different processes teams went through in the course revisions and the new course development. The MAP team members completed all project goals and objectives as designated, yet noted that their work barely scratched the surface. Includes 5 figures and recommendations for further research. (NB)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Education, Access to Information, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Disabilities, Distance Education, Information Services, Information Technology, Internet, Mathematics, Online Courses, Remedial Mathematics, Special Needs Students, Two Year Colleges, Users (Information)
For full text: http://download.macromedia.com/pub/accessibility/map_whitepaper.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: League for Innovation in the Community Coll.