CALL FOR CHAPTERS: Design and Implementation of Web-Enabled Teaching Tools

May 2, 2001

As the multifaceted environment of the Internet continues to evolve, web accessibility has become a major issue in terms of providing effective communication to the public. In the last five years, the United States Department of Justice and the United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) have upheld decisions making public entities accountable for providing equal access to web-based information. Modifications of existing laws such as the American Disabilities Act (ADA) and the 1973 Rehabilitation Act have amended guidelines to ensure equity in the use of Internet services. However, although web accessibility guidelines exist, there are some academic institutions and areas of industry that have not developed guidelines to ensure that web documents are accessible.

The primary objective of this book is to explore the myriad issues regarding web accessibility, specifically focusing on those areas that cover the design and implementation of web-enabled teaching tools. Thus we need a collection of scholarly research works on web accessibility which will address a vast number of issues ranging from the fundamental definition and basic concepts of universal design to case studies of experiences on application of web accessibility guidelines and web-enabled teaching tools. Chapters based on research from both academia and industry are encouraged.

Representative topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conceptual and empirical research on issues related to web accessibility Definitions of web accessibility Web accessibility and the law:
  • Legal Implications Models of application of web accessibility standards
  • Visual/Auditory accessibility Issues – technical accessibility Issues Web-enabled teaching tools- Resources Distance education and web accessibility The
  • Great Divide Case Studies in Education/Corporate/Private/Public Sectors
  • Funding resources for web accessibility Initiatives Models of
  • Implementation New trends in developing web-enabled teaching tools Empirical investigation of web page effectiveness Libraries and web accessibility

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before June 30 2001, a 2-5 page manuscript proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of the proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by July 31, 2001 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter organizational guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by October 15, 2001. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a blind review basis. The book is scheduled to be published by Idea Group Publishing in 2002.

Inquiries and Submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word97) to: Mary F. Hricko Kent State University – Geauga Campus 14111 Claridon-Troy Road Burton, OH 44021

Tel: 440-834-3722

Fax: 440-834-0919


Mary Hricko, Library Director

Kent State University Geauga Campus