Newsletter Archives - April 2008

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508 and Higher Ed.

Read the results of a recent Section 508 evaluation of 100 U.S. Higher Education web pages.

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NCDAE Webcast: Designing Web Content that is Accessible To Users With Cognitive Disabilities

Tune in May 7th for a webcast on cognitive accessibility research conducted by NCDAE and others. Clayton Lewis, Gregg C. Vanderheiden and Jared Smith will discuss the most common web accessibility issues for users with cognitive and learning disabilities, and provide strategies for designing to this audience.

UN Ratifies Disability Treaty

The ratification of this treaty is a major step forward in making the world a more accessible place.

Donate to John Slatin Fund, get an evaluation

Donate $500 to the John Slatin Fund Accessibility Project and receive an accessibility evaluation (possibly by WebAIM) of your company's website.

WebAIM Training Dates

We will be holding another of our popular training sessions on June 11th and 12th in Logan, Utah.

Tips and Resources

The Plague of Outline:0

The use of outline:0 or outline:none is not recommended. In almost all cases, this CSS can be removed from links with absolutely no impact on the layout or functionality of the site, but with the result of increased accessibility.

WebAnywhere - A Screen Reader on the Go

Joe Dolson and Henny Swan both briefly explain this open source screen reader that can be accessed from any computer, anywhere.

Stop using AJAX!

James Edwards, a top expert on scripting and accessibility, provides and overview of current AJAX accessibility and advocates a tempered approach to using it.

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