WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

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 The content presented here may be outdated, may contain out-of-date links, and may not represent current best practices or represent the opinion and recommendations of WebAIM.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

The WebAIM Guide to Web Accessibility

The WebAIM Guide to Web Accessibility is shipping now!

This CD-ROM based training is perhaps the most comprehensive accessibility resource available. It includes nearly 400 instructional documents, ranging from an in-depth introduction to Web accessibility to accessibility techniques for multimedia to details of Web accessibility law. With 100's of multimedia examples, simulations, high quality videos, and demonstrations, along with the other core accessibility techniques and concepts you have come to expect from WebAIM, this training will provide you with everything you need to make your site accessible.

The training is now available as a complete Web Accessibility Suite, or as separate modules (HTML, Rich Media, and Coordination & Leadership Strategies). Optional instructor's guide provides tips for accessibility presenters and trainers. Volume licensing is available.

Featured Article

Accessibility and Macromedia Breeze

Author: Michael Lyman (WebAIM/NCDAE)

Macromedia is a leading provider for distance education delivery systems using the Breeze presentation platform. Breeze delivers content live, through presentations, or through training modules. Not all content can currently be made accessible within the Breeze system, so accessibility best practices and universal design techniques must be followed when creating content for Macromedia Breeze.

Read the full article: Accessibility and Macromedia Breeze

On Target Webcasts

How to Create a POUR (Perceivable, Operable, Usable, Robust) Web Site

WebAIM invites you to join them for a free, live audio Webcast. WebAIM experts will broadcast "How to Create a POUR Web Site" on Thursday, July 14th, 2005 beginning at 1PM Mountain Standard Time (12:00PM Pacific; 2:00PM Central; 3:00PM Eastern). More information on this broadcast will be available at webaim.org in the next week and in the July edition of the On Target! Newsletter.

Accessible Distance Education Technologies and Techniques

The National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE) invites you to join them for a free, live audio Webcast. "Accessible Distance Education Technologies and Techniques" will be broadcast Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005 beginning at 1PM Mountain Standard Time (12:00PM Pacific; 2:00PM Central; 3:00PM Eastern).

On Target Tips

Article on webstandardsgroup.org:
Ten Questions for Joe Clark

Web accessibility expert Joe Clark answers Web accessibility questions including:

  • What are the best fonts currently available for captioning and subtitling?
  • Are these fonts adequate?
  • Titles - are they of any real value?
  • And others.

On Target Resources

Resource by Jim Thatcher at jimthatcher.com:
Side by Side WCAG vs. 508

Jim Thatcher compares the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. He points out the differences and the similarities between these standards in a table form. This table explains why the Access board chose the standards they did for Section 508.

Resource by DO-IT at University of Washington:
DO-IT Streaming Video Presentations

DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking & Technology) offers various video presentations related to Web accessibility. Videos range in subject matter from learning to create accessible Web content to testimonials from individuals with disabilities. Each video is captioned and contains audio descriptions.

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