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Newsletter Archives - December 2005


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 The content presented here may be outdated, may contain out-of-date links, and may not represent current best practices or represent the opinion and recommendations of WebAIM.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.

Featured Article

Using WAVE 3.5
by WebAIM

This tutorial steps users through the process of evaluating web content for accessibility using WAVE 3.5. The WAVE (Web Accessibility Versatile Evaluator) is a Web-based tool to help Web developers make their Web content more accessible. WAVE facilitates evaluation by exposing many kinds of accessibility errors in the content, as well as possible errors, accessibility features, semantic elements, and structural elements.

Learn how to use WAVE 3.5. Read the full tutorial: Using WAVE 3.5

Progress Report on WAVE/ Invitation to Participate

Coming in January: AJAX

Due to recent inquires and discussion, WebAIM is currently evaluating and researching the accessibility of AJAX. Next month's featured article will explain the findings. If you have any references that may be useful, questions or comments regarding AJAX as related to accessibility, please contact us.

On Target News

WebAIM Monthly: A Call for Articles

Starting in January 2006, WebAIM will begin publishing "WebAIM Monthly" at http://webaimmonthly.org (the site is not live yet). This online magazine will feature cross-disciplinary articles about both the techniques and theory of web accessibility. WebAIM is interested in publishing articles, op-ed opinion pieces, and tutorials about all aspects of accessibility.

Firefox 1.5 Released

Firefox 1.5 boasts improved accessibility features. Check it for yourself: www.mozilla.com/firefox/ Read what some others are saying: 456 Berea Street, Juicy Studio

On Target Tips

24 Ways
from Drew McLellan and friends

Drew McLellan offers a Christmas countdown for web developers. Happy Holidays!

Semantic Typography: Bridging the XHTML gap
by Mark Boulton

In the Web Standards community, the words 'Semantic Markup' are thrown around a lot as a concept—the right thing to do. However, Designers often struggle to make the connection between their design, the content and then the code. Mark Boulton explains how to bridge this gap.

On Target Resources

NCDAE Bi-monthly Newsletter
from ncdae.org

The National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE) has recently begun an electronic bi-monthly newsletter to inform subscribers on distance education policies and practices that enhance the lives of people with disabilities and their families. To subscribe, visit: ncdae.org/community/subscribe.cfm

WCAG 2.0 and ATAG 2.0 Working Drafts
from Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

Review the updated the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 and Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 working drafts.

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