BY PAMELA RIESMEYER
Web Accessibility Coordinator
In October, we began identifying a Web Accessibility Partner of the Week and a Partner of the Month, to recognize a department or an individual who has shown special interest or which has done exceptional work in bringing a Web site into compliance. Many times, these Partners have solved problems faced by other sites, such as making a page easier to access for someone with minimal or no vision, or captioning a video for those who cannot hear.
Our Partners in October and November are:
- October 5th: Career Services
- October 12th: Purdue Calumet Water Institute
- October 19th: Office of Student Affairs
- October 26th: University Village Housing
- October Partner of the Month: Associate Registrar for Data Research Diane Bartko
- November 2nd Student Activities
- November 9th Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- November 16th Nicole Voiklis, Content Editor for the Graduate School Web site
- November 23rd Office of Financial Aid
We have been encouraged by the comments made by more than one Web site owner and editor, telling us that they are determined to be named a Web Accessibility Partner of the Week. We are developing a certificate, suitable for framing, to distribute to the honorees.