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From: Karen Mardahl
Date: Jun 25, 2014 1:24PM


Hi Nancy

On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 7:39 PM, Nancy Johnson < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> I am now working with technical writer who is new to accessibility and
> wondering if there was any online training geared for non technical
> and QA people in accessibility.
>

I think there are many great resources out there, but to avoid overwhelming
a newcomer to accessibility, I try to restrain myself and just list these 3.

1. The articles on accessibility at 4 Syllables in Australia:
http://www.4syllables.com.au/articles/. In the section covering
accessibility -
http://www.4syllables.com.au/category/articles/accessibility/ - your
technical writer will find plenty to keep busy. In fact, just go straight
to the first article in a special 17-part series of articles:
http://www.4syllables.com.au/2010/09/accessibility-web-writers-part-1/.

2. The "Just Ask" book by Shawn Lawton Henry is brilliant. It's an online
book, so you can't beat the cost! (There's a paper version, too. Plus, a
second edition is planned for 2014.) Visit
http://uiaccess.com/JustAsk/index.html today!

3. Finally, this list lives in the home of a mountain of useful resources
for your technical writer: http://webaim.org!

Well, OK, I'll squeeze in one more resource. WAI. Start with the overview
at http://www.w3.org/WAI/gettingstarted/Overview.html and then dive in
where it looks most relevant to your needs. A lot of good people have put
and are putting a lot of energy into making this a valuable resource that
answers your questions. Pay them back by using the site and sharing it.

Regards, Karen Mardahl, tweeting at @stcaccess as a technical writer who is
passionate about accessibility, but who has lately been swamped with too
much work to tweet