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Raising the Expertise of Web Designers Through Training – The Experience of BFWD – Accessible Web Design (Barrierefreies Webdesign) in Austria

  • Klaus Miesenberger
  • Daniela Ortner
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4061)

Abstract

Over the last years a well elaborated body of knowledge in “Web Accessibility” has become available. Awareness and in accordance legal directives today ask for application of this knowledge. The BFWD post graduate course, a comprehensive university course on accessible web design, is a pro active reaction to this an increasing demand.

Keywords

Assistive Technology European Social Fund Deaf Student Synchronize Multimedia Integration Language Computer Science Study 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Miesenberger
    • 1
  • Daniela Ortner
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute Integriert StudierenUniversity of LinzLinzAustria

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