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 The content presented here may be outdated, may contain out-of-date links, and may not represent current best practices or represent the opinion and recommendations of WebAIM.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

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CSUN 2007

Jon Whiting and Aaron Anderson report on their experiences at CSUN 2007. They also provide links to the slides for their four presentations: Accessibility Evaluation of Next-Generation Web Applications, Internet Delivery of Real-Time Captioning, Creating Accessible Content in OpenOffice.org, and Creating Accessible Files in Adobe Acrobat 8.

Spam-free accessible forms

There has been much discussion lately about how to prevent spambots from submitting forms on web sites. Many solutions have been presented, many of which impact the usability and accessibility of the web page. CAPTCHA is a classic case where the user and accessibility is directly impacted. In a recent blog post, Jared Smith shares some techniques for blocking spam submission in web forms.


WebAIM Training

Join WebAIM's accessibility experts in two days of intensive, hands-on web accessibility training June 20-21, 2007 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/.

WaSP Street Team

Join the newly formed WaSP Street Team to become involved with web standards evangelism in your local area and in the places you work or spend time online.

Tips and Resources

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Self-Study Training Course
from www.gawds.org

The Guild of Accessible Web Designers (GAWD) offers a free course designed by Jim Byrne to introduce you to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Priority 1 and Priority 2 checkpoints.

Why Web Accessibility Makes Sense
from accessites.org

Accessites.org takes a new approach to an old question, using a presentation style to answer why we should bother with web accessibility.

Failed vs. Unfailed Redesigns of Newspaper Websites
from 456bereastreet.com

Roger Johansson discusses a recent failed and unfailed redesign of online newspapers.

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