Students create an accessible Homework Web Page on the school Website, so that parents and students can find details about that night's homework assignment
Students become more invested in their homework assignments
Parents become active members in their school assignments
Blind and visually impaired students will have access to Homework page
1. Explain the project. Students and teachers together will create a place on the school's Web site where students and parents can find out the night's homework assignment. The center will be updated by students on a daily basis.
2. Teach students the basic of HTML. (See The Macintosh Internet Server Cookbook at http://web66.coled.umn.edu/Cookbook/MacContents.html) for tools and complete instructions for creating your site.
3. Create a schedule and process for a team to update the homework center daily with the class assignment. They will collect homework and tips to include on the site.
4. Supervise students updating the Homework Home Page site.
5. Check web assessability guidelines to determine if site is user friendly to disabled
6. Submit page to The Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST), to determine if the page is accessible.
Subject: Computer technology
Grade level: Grades 7-12
Activity types: Web Publishing/ Community Connection
Time frame: Ongoing
Materials Needed: Computer with e/mail Web access
l. "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines": World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), 1999. www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT/.
2. "Guideline for Accessibility," National Federation for Blind, 1998, p.1
3. "Accessibility Guideline" Center for Applied Special Technology, l994, p.1
4. "The Workforce Investment Partnership Act," P.L. 105-220, August 7, 1998.
5. "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines": World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), 1999. www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT/.