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Accessibility roundup

Posted by: on Nov 1, 2007 | No Comments

Things are busy in the world of web accessibility issues. Among the topics:

  • Section 508 to be updated. About time, given how outdated some of the language has become. Of course, it will have to undergo two years of review before it is (possibly) adopted. The WebAIM blog discusses the differences between the statutory implementation and web design standards such as WCAG.
  • UAAG 2.0 requirements under review. The WAI homepage explains that “User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) provides guidance on designing Web browsers, media players, assistive technologies, and other ‘user agents‘ to increase accessibility of the Web to people with disabilities.” They ask for comments by 12/14/07.
  • WCAG 2.0 presentation materials available. Want to give a WCAG 2.0 presentation? Ready-made slides are available in MS PowerPoint, OpenOffice Impress, and web format. A video is also available.

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