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Web 2.0 Accessibility Workshop at University of Illinois on June 12-13


From: Jon Gunderson
Date: May 14, 2007 8:50PM

If you are working on Web 2.0 applications this workshop will help you understand how to start making these applications more accessible to people with disabilities using the new W3C ARIA specifications. ARIA has been implemented in Firefox and screen reader technologies.

TITLE: Web 2.0 Accessibility Workshop using W3C ARIA Specifications

Registration Form for Web 2.0 Accessibility Workshop

Cost: $495 ($295 for Employees of the State of Illinois and Higher Educational Institutions in Illinois)

Dates: June 12th and 13th

Location:University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana

Instructor: Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.

Skills: Participants should be familar wirh HTML, CSS and javascript technologies.

Recommend text: Javascript: The Definitive Guide, Third Edition

This is a 2 day hands-on workshop designed for web developers to learn how to use the emerging W3C Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) recommendations to create accessible Web 2.0 applications. Participants will learn about the accessibility issues faced by people with disabilities in using the web, and how web resources can be designed to improve accessibility using the ARIA web standards. Participants will learn about the W3C Roles for ARIA and States and Properties Module for ARIA specifications for making web 2.0 widgets compatible with assistive technologies through ARIA support in Mozilla Firefox browser and assistive technologies like WindowEyes and JAWS screen readers. Participants will build and test the accessible Web 2.0 widgets using a best practices model and learn about compatibility issues related to supporting ARIA widgets with Microsoft Internet Explorer and creating valid HTML documents.

More information at:
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.
Director of IT Accessibility Services (CITES)
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology (DRES)

WWW: http://www.cita.uiuc.edu/
WWW: https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/jongund/www/