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It is the policy of Currents in Electronic Literacy that all published contributions must meet the W3C accessibility standards. While all Currents' articles are accessible, readers are advised that these same articles may contain links to other Web sites which do not meet accessibility guidelines.

Currents in Electronic Literacy (ISSN 1524-6493) is published by the Computer Writing and Research Lab of the Division of Rhetoric and Composition at The University of Texas at Austin, which reserves all copyrights to its contents. 

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M. D. Coverley (Marjorie Coverley Luesebrink, MFA) writes electronic hypermedia fiction. Her full-length novel, Califia, is available on CD-ROM from Eastgate Systems. A collection of Web hypermedia short stories, Fingerprints on Digital Glass will appear in 2001, and she is currently at work on a new hypermedia novel, The Book of Going Forth by Day. Coverley's Web short stories and essays have appeared in The Iowa Review Web; BeeHive; Cauldron & Net; The Blue Moon Review; Riding the Meridian; Salt Hill; New River; Bunk; PoemsThatGo; Enterzone; The Salt River Review; Aileron; Blast 5 (Alt X Publications); Room Without Walls; and frAme.

Her work has been featured at the Guggenheim Museum in New York; at the Transcriptions Series at UC Santa Barbara; at the Digital Arts Center at UCLA; and online at trAce (Nottingham University, UK); at the Technology Platforms for the 21st Century at Brown University; at Blast 5 (Alt X); and at Room Without Walls. In 2000 Luesebrink curated a collection of women writing on the WWW with Carolyn Guertin, "The Progressive Dinner Party," and a survey of men in Web hypermedia, "Jumpin' at the Diner" (Riding the Meridian). She is also a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Literature Organization. Marjorie Coverley Luesebrink lives in Newport Beach, California and teaches writing at Irvine Valley College.

Anthony Enns is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English at the University of Iowa. His work has appeared in such journals as Postmodern Culture, Studies in Popular Culture, Popular Culture Review, Quarterly Review of Film, and Video, and Journal of Popular Film and Television. He is also co-editor of the anthology Screening Disability: Essays on Cinema and Disability (University Press of America, 2001). He may be contacted at

Deena Larsen has been a confirmed hypertext addict for over a decade. Her works have appeared in Eastgate Systems, kicked off The Iowa Review Web and bamboozled many magazines; her latest work, e:electron is in the Blue Moon Review. In her real life, she is a technical writer for the Bureau of Reclamation and provides guidance for resolving conflicts.

Bill Marsh is a publisher, writer, and Web artist currently studying Communication at the University of California, San Diego. He co-directs Factory School (, a learning and production organization with centers in San Diego and Ithaca, New York. His other writings and Web installations can be found at b_theater ( Bill Marsh may be contacted at

Adrian Miles lectures in cinema studies and new media in the media studies program of RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. He is also a researcher in new media at InterMedia, University of Bergen, Norway. His research interests include the relation of cinema to hypermedia, hypertext theory, interactive video, and pedagogical applications of new media in teaching and learning. He maintains a vlog at and may be contacted via

John M. Slatin, Ph.D., is the founding Director of the Institute for Technology and Learning (ITAL) at the University of Texas at Austin. Slatin, who is visually impaired, has been involved with accessibility issues since 1985, when he received a grant to develop software for visually impaired students in the university's first computer-based writing class.

As director of ITAL, Slatin is committed to developing pedagogically effective, aesthetically rich, intellectually exciting learning experiences that challenge all learners to the full extent of their abilities. The combination of visual appeal and accessibility in ITAL's "TX2K: The Texas 2000 Living Museum" earned first place for extraordinary Web design in Project EASI's 2000 Web Design Contest. In November 2000, ITAL launched its AccessFirst initiative, a comprehensive program of research, development, and outreach dedicated to excellence in accessible design. In April 2001, the AccessFirst Design and Usability Studio opened.

Slatin also has a strong record of service outside the university community. He has received a Distinguished Service Award from the City of Austin's Mayor's Committee on People with Disabilities for his work on the advisory board of AIR Austin, an annual event in which teams of professional Web developers and nonprofit organizations compete to produce Web sites that are accessible to people with disabilities. Slatin also chaired UT (University of Texas) Austin's Task Force on Accessible Electronic Information; the recommendations in the task force's 1999 report, "Information Anytime, Anywhere, for Anyone," are now being implemented. Currently Slatin serves on the Board of Directors of Access Arts Austin, an organization that works with groups throughout Texas and the United States to make cultural events and facilities accessible to people with disabilities.

Slatin's most recent publications are "The Distance in Distance Learning" (2000) and "The Art of ALT: Toward a More Accessible Web" (2001). With Sharron Rush of Knowbility, Inc., Slatin is co-author of Maximum Accessibility, to be published by Addison-Wesley Longman in 2002. He can be contacted at