Web Authoring Training and Instructional Resources


Many of the official campus web pages are authored by faculty, staff or hired students, who, quite often, have acquired the respective skills through on-campus workshops, courses, or some form of computer-based instruction. It can be safely assumed that, for many budding web authors, the degree of awareness of and concern for barrier-free design is strongly influenced by what is taught in these workshops, courses, etc.  Consequently, the content of web authoring training and recommended instructional resources is a crucial factor in determining campuses' web accessibility. Web authoring training is thus an important aspect of any web accessibility study. The following ranking, which is based on information available on campus web sites, is just a humble beginning at best.  For a more detailed and accurate picture, a study would need to include the analysis of syllabi content and information solicited from instructors.

The type and content of web authoring training and recommended instructional resources varies as widely from campus to campus as the web policies discussed in the previous section. I have grouped the content of training and recommended resources in categories similar to those used for the classification of web policies.


  1. Training which focuses on the production of accessible, barrier-free web pages.
  2. Training which embraces universal accessibility as an important issue and incorporates many aspects of barrier-free design.
  3. Training which includes some accessible design features, such as multi-browser compatibility, but does not reflect an overall concern for barrier-free accessibility.
  4. Training which includes but a few accessible design features (excluding broad-range browser readability) but does not reflect an overall concern for barrier-free accessibility.
  5. Training in which accessibility for people with disabilities does not seem to be much of an issue at all.
  6. No training provisions found or no sufficient information on the training content available.
    • none

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Created by Axel Schmetzke, Library, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Last updated 7-8-99.
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