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Using Collaborative Learning to Teach WCAG 2.0

  • Fernando Alonso
  • José L. Fuertes
  • Ángel L. González
  • Loïc Martínez
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6179)

Abstract

Version 2.0 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) was published in December 2008. WCAG 2.0 has a different language, a different structure and a different rationale to WCAG 1.0. All of these influence how to teach web accessibility. In this paper we present an innovative approach that we have followed in a web accessibility module that is taught at the UPM’s School of Computing as part of the BEng degree in Computer Science. Our approach combined several teaching methods: traditional lectures, collaborative learning sessions, a short exercise on web site evaluation and, finally, a short project consisting of the development of an accessible web site. In the paper we describe the methods used and the results.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando Alonso
    • 1
  • José L. Fuertes
    • 1
  • Ángel L. González
    • 1
  • Loïc Martínez
    • 1
  1. 1.Facultad de InformáticaUniversidad Politécnica de MadridSpain

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