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This wiki was started in Spring 2010 by a Lesley University Technology in Education online class for graduate students. As K-12 teachers themselves, these graduate students gathered information concerning Web Accessibility and other learning issues. They also collected useful blogs, podcasts and wikis. This wiki serves as a resource for other teachers, students and educators seeking information on inclusive practices related to Social Media, Web 2.0, and other internet related technologies.

We will use this wiki to organize the Social Media material you have been gathering for this class. You can also search Diigo for related bookmarks outside our group. This would be a good time to try social media #hashtags too. You can search for Twitter #hashtags that relate to your article topic, and see what "the power of crowds" tagged.

Each student is to write an article (see below for 'howto') for either the Accessibility Section OR to the English Language Learners Section. The article is to be on a topic that addresses a specific social media accessibility, ELL, or another issue of online access. Some suggested topics follow below. You are not limited to writing only 1 article, but at least one article must address a specific barrier to web access.

gnome-accessibilitylogo-75.jpg Social Media Accessibility
Choose ONE Accessibility related challenge
and ONE Social Media technique.
- For example learning disability and podcasting, or a visually impaired student and blogging.
ESL2.jpgSocial Media and English Language Learners
Choose ONE Language related challenge
and ONE Social Media technique.
- For example an ELL and podcasting, or ESL and blogging.
Web for All Learners Overview
The two sections below are an overview of the major subject areas for articles in Web for All Learners.
Social Media and/or Internet Accessibility
Accessibility Section Articles
Each of the major categories of disabilities requires certain types of adaptations in the design of the web content. Most of the time, these adaptations benefit nearly everyone, not just people with disabilities. Almost everyone benefits from helpful illustrations, properly-organized content and clear navigation.
webaim-icon_eye.gif VisualBlindness, low vision, color-blindness
webaim-icon_hand.gifMotorInability to use a mouse, slow response time, limited fine motor control
webaim-icon_brain.gifCognitiveLearning disabilities, distractibility, inability to remember or focus on large amounts of information

All of the above information concerning Web Accessibility was copied from WebAIM
Social Media and/or the Internet and English Language Learners
ELL/ESL Section Articles
  • Technology challenges for ELL teachers
  • Strategies for using technology in the ELL environment

Collaborative Article Writers
These wiki articles are divided into two sections: Accessibility Section and English Language Learners Section.
Each topic has its own page. Pages are listed and linked in one of these two sections.
Photo credit: Stian Iversen, from "Web Accessibility Meets Web 2.0: What Future Ahead?"

To find articles, use the search in the upper right to find your topic of interest. Check your topic to be sure someone hasn't already covered it.
Click EDIT to edit any page in this wiki - except this page.
  • To ADD a new article topic
  1. Choose either the Accessibility Section OR to the English Language Learners Section.
  2. Enter the topic name and your name in the table for that section.
  3. Then click "New Page" in the upper left.
  4. Use the Article Page template to add your article.
  5. Save your page.
  6. Return to the table on the Section page.
  7. Click Edit.
  8. Select your article topic in the table.
  9. Click the Link icon.
  10. Click "use an existing page" next to Page Name.
  11. Your article page will appear in the pages dropdown list.
  12. Select it and click Add Link.
  • To EDIT an existing topic
  1. Choose either the Accessibility Section OR to the English Language Learners Section.
  2. Click the article name (link).
  3. Then click edit, to edit or add to the article.
  • Be sure to add your name to the table on the section page in the Editor(s) column too.

At the end of the demo video, I say you're done. But that's not quite correct. You also must click SAVE!