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Newsletter Archives - January 2007


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 The content presented here may be outdated, may contain out-of-date links, and may not represent current best practices or represent the opinion and recommendations of WebAIM.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

2006: A Year in Review

This blog entry takes a look at what happened at WebAIM in 2006 and provides some insight into web accessibility in 2007 and beyond.


Numeric Access Keys Fixed in Firefox

Numeric access keys now work in Firefox, which is available through auto-update.

Webcast - Cognitive Disabilities and the Web: What We Think We Know

The National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE) is hosting the webcast titled "Cognitive Disabilities and the Web: What We Think We Know". It will be held Wednesday, January 31st, 2007 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM MST.

Tips and Resources

Seven accessibility mistakes you don't want to make
from 456 Berea Street

Roger Johansson discusses an article published in Digital Web Magazine by Chris Heilmann about common accessibility mistakes often made by professional designers.

Search and Accessibility
from Matt Bailey's Accessibility Outlook

In a series of three blog postings, Matt presents a great overview of web searching and its impact on individuals with disabilities. The first is on interview with Google's Dr. T.V. Raman, one of the driving forces behind Google's Accessible Search tool. He follows this interview up with an article presenting The Impact of Search on Accessibility. The most recent entry is an interview with Interview with Chris Hofstader, the former VP at Freedom Scientific

Index of Government Guidelines for Web Sites
by Peter Krantz on standards-schmandards.com

Search web accessibility guidelines with a Google co-op custom search engine created by Peter Krantz. Also view his collection of links to guidelines listed by country.

Accessibility Audit vs. Accessibility Testing
by Trenton Moss on webcredible.co.uk

There are currently three different options available when testing a web site for accessibility: accessibility audit, accessibility testing, and automated accessibility testing.

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