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This is the third installment in what I used to call “Accessibility in a Digital Environment,” a roundup of links to information about making digital resources accessible to all people. (Here is the first roundup, and here is the second.) For today’s post, I’ve decided to focus on links to information about upcoming meetings devoted to the topic. There are many events scheduled over the next few months:
- The “Boston Accessibility Unconference” takes place next week: September 17, 2011 at the Microsoft NERD Center: “the exact sessions that will take place will only be determined the morning of the event, so long as it relates to technology accessibility (e.g., web, mobile, social media, e-learning, touch screen technology) and users with a variety of disabilities, everything is open to discussion.”
- The “Web Accessibility London Unconference” is scheduled for September 21, 2011 at City…
August 5, 2011, 11:00 am
In May I shared a few links about creating accessible resources in a digital environment. Below, I provide a few more links on the same subject.
First of all, Ian Hamilton has written a very helpful “Simple Introduction to Web Accessibility“: “Accessibility can often seem daunting and complex but in fact there are only four types of disability you need to be aware of. Through groupings, simulations, and quick fixes, the basics are actually surprisingly simple.”
Roger Johansson provides an overview of accessibility in Lion, the latest Mac operating system, and finds that “there are quite a few nice improvements.”
The University of Cambridge Engineering Design Centre has created an “Inclusive Design Tookit:” “Inclusive design applies an understanding of customer diversity to the design of mainstream products to better satisfy the needs of more people.”
WebAxe evaluates the…
May 20, 2011, 8:29 am
Last month, we covered how to create accessible Microsoft Office files and how to create accessible documents more generally. Today I’d like to share a few helpful accessibility resources I recently came across: the first two are aimed at creators of content for the Web, the third is for people with disabilities who would like to learn more about using their computer.
Dennis E. Lembree, with “25 Ways To Make Your Website Accessible,” provides a generous list of specific suggestions that should prove helpful for beginners and experts alike. (Lembree is perhaps best known for WebAxe, his “podcast and blog on practical web design accessibility tips.”)
In “Keyboard Accessibility,” Jonathan Snook offers a thoughtful consideration of the challenges and rewards of designing keyboard shortcuts–which are quite useful to users who are blind or visually impaired–in a Web application like…