Newsletter Archives - June 2007

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 The content presented here may be outdated, may contain out-of-date links, and may not represent current best practices or represent the opinion and recommendations of WebAIM.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

WCAG 2.0

An updated working draft of WCAG 2.0 was published this May, and comments can be submitted until June 29th. For more information about the WCAG 2.0, read one (or all) of our blog postings:

News

WebAIM Training Offered Again in October

Due to the popularity of WebAIM's June web accessibility training, another training has been scheduled for October 24-25. Join WebAIM's accessibility experts in two days of intensive, hands-on web accessibility training in beautiful Logan, Utah. Learn everything from basic web accessibility principles to advanced accessibility techniques. Learn what you need to know to ensure that you and your website meets 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/.

Web Accessibility Toolbar (For IE), Version 2.0 Beta

The Web Accessibility Toolbar 2.0 beta is now available.

Tips and Resources

Using JAWS and Window Eyes on your Mac

Intel-based Macs support Parallels and Boot Camp, softare that will run the Windows operating system on your Mac. With Windows on your Mac, you can also use the most popular screen readers - JAWS and Window Eyes. This blog entry provides an overview of what is necessary and gives some tips to make these screen readers work optimally.

Colorblind Web Page Filter

This tool simulates what your web page might look like to someone who is colorblind. It will apply changes to CSS, background color, images etc. We don't know how this tool stayed under our radar for so long!

Improving Accessibility Through Typography
from accessites.org

Joe Dolson explains that by taking typography into consideration at every step of the web design process, you will be enable to prepare a much more readable, accessible document.

Accessible Expanding and Collapsing Menu
from 456bereastreet.com

Roger Johansson corrects a recently published tutorial on creating a collapsing and expanding menu.

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