WebAIM Newsletter: November 2007
The National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE) and WebAIM have received funding to explore web accessibility in the education accreditation arena. This 3-year project, funded by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, will generate resources for education institutions and accreditors to use in evaluating web accessibility. You can read the full project overview at http://ncdae.org/activities/fipse/overview.cfm.
February 20-21, 2008 have been set as the dates for a new WebAIM web accessibility training. This two day, hands-on training will be held in Logan, Utah.
United Nations Global Alliance for ICT Development has launched a new web site profiling their flagship partnership initiative for pursuing accessibility in Information and Communications Technologies.
Tips and Resources
WebAIM's Jared Smith explains that any time an image is the only content within a link, the image MUST be given alternative text that presents the function of that link.
It is not good enough to know the steps in making an accessible website, designers and developers must also know why each step is necessary and important.
Chris Coyier shares 7 tips for creating web forms using CSS.
Most e-mail obfuscation techniques tend to be bothersome and time-consuming to implement because they have to be applied to each and every e-mail address that you want to protect. Most require you to use lengthy inline script elements and inline event handlers. They may also invalidate your markup.
Steve Faulkner of the Paciello Group provides an excellent article on the implementation and assistive technology support (or lack thereof) for form fieldsets and legends.
Joshue O Connor has just released a comprehensive accessibility resource for any Joomla! user who wants to make their sites more accessible. Joomla! is a free, open source content management system that supports accessibility.
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