In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which “requires federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology public content accessible to people with disabilities.” This was enacted to eliminate obstacles to obtain information and to make new possibilities for the disabled. Web Accessibility enables those with disabilities to access, navigate, understand and obtain information via the web. The also have the ability to contribute to the web. Millions of people with disabilities have difficulties in accessing the web, so this was designed to help them. I was never aware of this until now. It makes sense when you read about it; there are so many ways in which a person can be limited on web access. It is important that we see to this because if we want to live in an equal place, this is where it needs to start because the web is such a huge part of our lives today. This particularly interests me because I want to work with handicap students in the future and they need to know their rights. If they don’t know them, it is my job to inform them so they can benefit from all their resources.
WetWoo is an app that is divided into 3 age appropriate groups. It takes videos directly from YouTube that are all children friendly and appropriate for the selected ages. The ages range from 3- 5, 6-8 and 9+. This app can help teachers to use fun videos found online for educational purposes and quick navigation that is sure to be age appropriate. It can sometimes be overwhelming and difficult to find just the right video for a demonstration in class, so this app can help the search to be a lot easier. It provides a wide variety of age ranges so many teachers can find this useful. It also has videos that provide information about animals, places, people and music. It is easy to use for both the teachers and the students. It is a safe environment, so the students could even navigate their own way through the app. The videos are handpicked for entertainment and educational purposes. This app sounds like a great app to have handy especially if the classroom is equipped with an Ipad(s). The students can learn how to use the app on their own which will enable them to experience and master technology on their own!