Newsletter Archives - July 2006

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 The content presented here may be outdated, may contain out-of-date links, and may not represent current best practices or represent the opinion and recommendations of WebAIM.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

Section 508 Checklist
updated by Jonathan Whiting, WebAIM

One of WebAIM's most popular resources, the Section 508 Checklist, has recently been updated.

Read the full article: Section 508 Checklist

News

PAS 78: a guide to good practice in commissioning accessible websites

The British Standards Institution´s "PAS 78: A guide to good practice in commissioning accessible websites" is now available for free from the Disability Rights Commission.

NCDAE Joins Access Board

The National Center on Disability & Access to Education (NCDAE) has been appointed to the newly formed Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee. WebAIM representatives will sit on the committee due to its association with NCDAE.

The Web Accessibility Toolbar

The Web Accessibility Toolbar for Opera is now available.

Tips

NCDAE Tips and Tools: Content Management Systems & Accessibility
by Jonathan Whiting, National Center on Disability & Access to Education

The National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE) has recently published another in its series of factsheets, this time discussing the accessibility of content management systems. WebAIM is a partner in the NCDAE.

The Most Common CSS Markup Errors
from The Elementary Group Standards

Sean Fraser uses CSS Reboot Spring 2006 websites to show common markup mistakes and how to fix them.

Resources

Design Guidelines for Electronic Publications, Multimedia and the Web
published by WGBH National Center for Accessible Media

These guidelines, providing step-by-step solutions for making a variety of electronic media accessible to users with sensory disabilities, are now available free of charge

microformats.org

Microformats.org is an excellent resource addressing your questions and providing information about microformats.

Accessibility Tools — an update
from accessify.com

Accessify's accessible table builder has recently been rebuilt.

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