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Newsletter Archives - June 2006


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 The content presented here may be outdated, may contain out-of-date links, and may not represent current best practices or represent the opinion and recommendations of WebAIM.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

WebAIM's New Website
by Jared Smith, WebAIM

WebAIM is pleased to present a new web site design, structure, and functionality. This article highlights the process and decisions we went through during our site redesign. We hope it may be valuable to you in the design or redesign of your accessible web site.

Read the full article: WebAIM's New Website


The New WebAIM Community

Thanks to our active email discussion list subscribers, WebAIM has collected a wealth of information over the years. Now, in addition to the email discussion list, WebAIM's new web-based accessibility forums provide an easy way to ask web accessibility questions and provide expertise to the accessibility community. Also, check out our new blog and subscribe to the RSS feed. WebAIM staff will be posting their thoughts and accessibility news in the blog, and you
can leave your comments for them.

WCAG 2.0 Deadline Extended

The deadline for submitting comments on the WCAG 2.0 Last Call Working Draft has been extended to June 22, 2006.

WCAG 2.0 Quick Reference

A summary of all WCAG 2.0 requirements (success criteria) and techniques sufficient to meet them.

WebAIM's Jared Smith Joins WaSP

Jared Smith has recently become part of the Accessibility Task Force of the Web Standards Project.


Explore the DOM with Firebug
from 456bereastreet.com

A very useful Firefox extension that makes it both easy and fun to explore the DOM is Joe Hewitt´s FireBug.


Photosensitive Epilepsy Analysis Tool (PEAT)
from trace.wisc.edu

The Trace Center´s Photosensitive Epilepsy Analysis Tool was developed to provide a way for web developers to identify potentially seizure inducing material. Download the beta version free and try it out.

Making Ajax Work with Screen Readers
from juicystudio.com

Gez Lemon and Steve Faulkner team up to address the issue of Ajax working with screen readers.

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