WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

E-mail List Archives

Re: Hi everyone


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Feb 20, 2007 3:10PM

Tim Rutherford wrote:
> My name is Tim and I am a beginning web designer that wants to start off by being accessibility
> focused. I think that you guys may be way over my head because until I joined this list, I had never
> heard of microformats and stuff. Also somone mentioned things that was included in the HTML 2.0
> specification and I started with HTML 4.01.

Don't worry, we're just divining some meaning out of the vague W3C spec
by digging deep into the annals of "what did the original authors
intend". Markup archeology, if you will...

> Is this the right forum to get started or could you all suggest another mailing list that I can join
> ?

This is indeed the right place for accessibility stuff, and mostly
friendly to newcomers that show a bit of self-initiative...don't let the
more philosophical musings here scare you :)

Other good lists for more general markup and such would be the WSG list
http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/ and webdesign-L

Patrick H. Lauke