Newsletter Archives - June 2008
Cyndi Rowland provides an overview of potential changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act and what you can do to influence accessibility within this law.
WebAIM's Jared Smith presents Accessibility of Next Generation Web Applications: An Overview of Web 2.0. This webinar was hosted by EASI on June 19. The presentation slides are also available.
The Accessing Higher Ground, to be held November 11-14, is one of the premier accessibility conferences and is definitely worth the trip to beautiful Boulder, Colorado. If you're looking to expand your accessibility knowledge, be sure to register today. And if you're interested in presenting, they still have a few presentation slots open.
Tips and Resources
Although Aaron Cannon, a blind developer, believes there are too many variables to consider in creating a perfectly accessible site using a checklist, he has created a checklist as a starting point. Also check Cameron Moll's site for a printable version and some lively discussion.
Roger Hudson has prepared a document to help HTML developers and others who are familiar with the WCAG 1.0 to map their current knowledge and practices with the WCAG 2.0 W3C Candidate Recommendation of 30 April 2008.
Web Standards Project member Patrick Lauke revives the controversy surrounding the Microformats abbr design pattern. He describes the accessibility implications and notes that the BBC recently dropped Microformats due to these issues.
Christian Heillman demonstrates how to use common APIs to make simple, highly accessible interfaces for Flickr, YouTube, and Slideshare. Check his blog for more details on implementation.
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