Category Archives: Accessibility

The art & craft of creating web sites everyone can use

Educause Midwest 2009

Recent trip #3: Educause Midwest 2009. With Richard Chamberlain and Rebecca Fauvie, I presented on Western’s response to the IITAA, summarizing a lot of my release-time work to improve web accessibility at WIU. We had pretty good attendance and good … Continue reading

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Adding the web to ADA

Cyndi Rowland: changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act are afoot; help ensure the web is added to the law’s scope Continue reading

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Improving course accessibility

I’m applying for an internship which would facilitate a web accessibility project. Continue reading

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RIP John Slatin

John Slatin died last night. Just last week I was talking about Maximum Accessibility with a student in preparation for a presentation; I got the book out and was reminded how excellent it really is. I didn’t know John well, … Continue reading

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Dot slash filler

Joe Clark provides the web page for the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority (aka Metrolinx) as rendered by JAWS. Ouch.

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Accessibility, locally

Clay Spinuzzi points to some recent events in web accessibility. The updates to Section 508 and the UAAG catch my eye. Locally, now that Illinois has a web accessibility law, Western is moving less slowly to fix its web accessibility … Continue reading

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Odds and ends Friday

Light on the blog as I’ve been heavy on everything else here lately. Accessibility: the WCAG Samurai (Joe Clark &c.) have published the draft of their errata to WCAG 1.0. Also recently, the Illinois web accessibility bill passed the house … Continue reading

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WCAG 2 update

WCAG 2 is out. There is a diff-like version, but it’s not very well done. And today I moderate a panel on accessibility at C&W. Good timing!

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Accessibility workshops

My del.icio.us shows that Friday I attended an accessibility workshop given by Jon Gunderson of UIUC. I’m happy to say I didn’t learn that much, which means I’ve been paying attention. But that’s not to discount the value of the … Continue reading

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Educause Midwest (MWRC07)

Our dean, working through our provost, asked me and a bunch of other folks from Western to attend Educause Midwest 2007 to learn some interesting things we can do to improve our IT climate. I’m not going to try to … Continue reading

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