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Accessible Blogs and Wikis Seminar – Parts 2 thru 4

Blogs, Wikis and Accessibility: a 4-part fee based series
All at 1 PM Eastern-US (January 9, 16, 23, 30)

Presenters: Dick Banks (EASI), Norm Coombs (EASI) and Special Guest Robert Todd (CATEA)

Part 1 Jan. 9 at 1 PM: What Are Blogs Anyhow?

Blogs have been popular with Geeks and with political advocates for some time. Now they have been finding their way into education and business. This presentation will explain Blogs and describe how to find them; how to join them and discuss their value in education.

Part 2 Jan. 16 at 1 PM: How Can I make Blogs and Make Them Accessible?

This will look at how to make your own Blog. You can do it on your own server with special blogging software or you can be hosted on a Blogging site. This latter feature means you do not even have to have your own server. Some Blogging software and some public sites are more accessible than others. We will make a point of covering accessibility issues.

Part 3 Jan. 23 at 1 PM What is a Wiki and What Is It Used For?

Wikis have been popular with Geeks and with people wanting to do colaborative work on the Web. Wikopedia, the collaborative online encyclopedia is well known. This presentation will explain wikis and describe how to find them; how to join them and discuss their value in education.

Part 4 Jan. 30 at 1 PM: How Can I make a Wiki and Make It Accessible?

This will look at how to make your own Wiki. You can do it on your own server with special Wiki software or you can be hosted on a WIKI site. This latter feature means you do not even have to have your own server. Some Wiki software and some public sites are more accessible than others. We will make a point of covering accessibility issues.

Register for the fee-based Blog/Wiki Series ($150) 

Accessible Blogs Seminar – Part 1

Thank you to everyone who participated in Part 1 of our Accessible Blogs Seminar.  Please take a look at this sample blog and leave some comments below on what you think about blogging and the accessibility of this blog.  For example, note any potential problems that you have or might encounter with blog sites such as this one.  If you have a few extra minutes, please set up a FREE blog through the WordPress.com service and let us know about your experience with that as well.

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