Newsletter Archives - July 2007
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WebAIM, through its partnership with the National Center on Disability and Access to Education, has received funding to help web developers consider issues of cognitive disability in their designs. The Phase I Steppingstones of Technology Innovation grant, awarded by the US Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), is a two-year development grant with a focus on producing a tool intended to help web developers create web content that can more readily be used by those with cognitive and learning disabilities.
Due to the popularity of WebAIM's June training, another is scheduled for October 24-25. Join WebAIM's accessibility experts in two days of intensive, hands-on web accessibility training in beautiful Logan, Utah. We will cover basic web accessibility principles and advanced accessibility techniques. Learn what you need to know to ensure that you and your website meet legal guidelines and international standards. Registration is limited to ensure you get individualized attention, so register now to secure your place. To register or to find out more, visit http://webaim.org/training/.
W3C's working draft of HTML 5 is up with a request on their weblog for web professionals to define missing pieces and make corrections.
The Colour Contrast Analyser developed by Cedric Trevisan (TPG) is now available for the Mac OS X 10.4.6 or later.
Tips and Resources
Alistair Campbell's simple rule for good websites: content is golden. In an accessibility context, structured content is golden.
Gez Lemon explains how it is still possible to apply WCAG 1.0 (and also how to comply with the future WCAG 2.0 and ISO 9241-151) to create an accessible e-shop shopping-cart and backend management system, analyzing the problems and the proposed solutions.
Dennis Lembree and Ross Johnson answer how, why, and when the REL attribute is used and its use for web accessibility.
Check out accessify.com's latest tool.
MovCaptioner helps you make your movies and podcasts accessible.
Shawn Lawton Henry's book helps designers include accessibility in developing websites, software, hardware, and consumer products. It's available online (for free) and in print.
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