Newsletter Archives - March 2005

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This newsletter is maintained here for archival purposes. The content presented here may be outdated, may contain out-of-date links, and may not represent current best practices or represent the opinion and recommendations of WebAIM. For up-to-date information, please refer to the WebAIM web site.

WebAIM's Web Accessibility Resource Planner (WARP): Resource Highlights

The following resources are found in WebAIM's Web Accessibility Resource Planner (WARP). The WARP was released last month and currently contains just over one hundred Web accessibility resources designed to be used in teaching Web acessibility. The WARP is free. To see more resources go to: warp.webaim.org

An Example of an Inaccessible vs. Accessible Web Page

Author: Jennifer Dance (WebAIM)

This WARP Resource presents two examples of the same Web page. The first is inaccessible. The second has been changed and made accessible. Each example has an explanation of either the accessibility problems that are present or what has been done to fix these problems.

View the tutorial: An Example of an Inaccessible vs. Accessible Web Page

Disability Fact Sheet

Author: WebAIM

This fact sheet provides statistics about Internet usage among young people who have disabilities compared to those who do not. Additionally, specific statistics and Web design constraints are presented for three disability types: blindness and low vision, motor disabilities, and deafness and hard of hearing.

Read the full article: Disability Fact Sheet

On Target Tip

The 'lang' Attribute

Charl van Niekerk gives some tips on the proper use of the 'lang' attribute. This attribute can enhance the overall accessibility of a Web page. (Source:charlvn.blogspot.com)

Efficient CSS with Shorthand Properties

456 Berea Street offers tips on using CSS shorthand properties. Shorthand properties can save you space in your CSS file and make them easier to maintain. (Source:www.456bereastreet.com)

On Target Resources

Beta Version: Web Accessibility Visualizer

The Web Accessibility Visualizer was developed by students at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. This Web accessibility tool generates a graphical view of accessibility problems within a specified Web page. (Source: www.uiuc.edu)

Colour Contrast Analyser 1.0 & Colour Contrast Check

These two tools will help you meet Guideline 2.2 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines which requires that foreground and background color combinations provide sufficient contrast when viewed by someone having color deficits, or when viewed on a black and white screen. The Colour Contrast Analyser 1.0 was created by Creative Commons. The Colour Contrast Check was created by Web developer Jonathan Snook.

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