Archive for January, 2006

Supreme Court Allows Disabled Georgia Inmate to Proceed With Suit Against State

January 11, 2006

By LINDA GREENHOUSE Published: January 11, 2006 – WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 – The Supreme Court, in its first federalism decision since John G. Roberts Jr. became chief justice, ruled Tuesday that Congress acted within its constitutional authority when it stripped states of immunity from some suits for damages by disabled prison inmates.   (more…)

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Web Accessibility – An Overview

January 6, 2006

Author: Matt Heerema – Web accessibility is about universal access. It is the idea that any user should be able to access all content on the Web, regardless of platform, user agent, or physical disability.

This is not some lofty philosophical ideal. It is just plain good business.

As with usability, accessibility is not a binary thing. While accessibility checker sites exist, they are only a starting point. User testing with real live people is the only way to know for sure a site is accessible. However, we do have guidelines for how to create Web pages that help us along the path towards universal access.   (more…)

A-Prompt Project

January 6, 2006

A-Prompt Project

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Adaptive Technology Resource Centre

January 6, 2006

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Bloor: Usability and accessibility in 2006

January 4, 2006

Peter AbrahamsLogo for Bloor Research By: Peter Abrahams, Practice Leader View Profile – Bloor Research – Published: 4th January, 2006 – Happy New Year and a successful 2006 to all my readers. Having recently set up the new Accessibility Practice at Bloor it seems only right that I should stick my neck out and make some predictions for 2006. (more…)

ASP.NET 2.0 and Web Standards – Using Master Pages

January 4, 2006

Jeff Lynch : ASP.NET 2.0 and Web Standards – Using Master Pages – First off let me start by stating the obvious, “I’m no expert at XHTML, CSS or even ASP.NET 2.0”. Now having said that, please forgive any glaring inaccuracies or omissions in this post. I’m still learning, even at my age!  As I stated in my previous post, I’ve spent the last few months trying to learn web standards “best practices” from various books and web sites dedicated to XHTML and CSS. What I’ve learned is that you can (and probably should) use ASP.NET 2.0 Master Pages to create XHTML compliant web sites using CSS layout techniques instead of tables! Once you get the hang of it, it’s really very straight-forward and easy to accomplish in Visual Studio 2005.

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Accessibility / Section 508 with Ajax / Atlas

January 3, 2006

Wallace B. McClure – When people talk about Accessibility, I think of Section 508 and allowing blind/disabled people to use an application. I put this small test of Atlas together for a blind friend of mine to test. It is located here. It seems that the applications runs find and he is able to see/hear the content using JAWS (www.freedomscientific.com). So, the question is, what’s the cause of the accessibility discussion with Atlas? What are the issues?   (more…)

Web 2.0 Graphic

January 1, 2006

Figure 1: A reason why Web 2.0, a complex, subtle, yet practical topic, needs so much explanation.

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