Archive for the ‘Section 508’ Category

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…)

A checkup for Section 508

June 21, 2004

By Mike Paciello
Special to GCN

How much progress have we really seen on Section 508?

The Section 508 electronic and IT accessibility amendment is the single most influential disability mandate since the Americans with Disabilities Act came into law in 1990.

But how much has changed since Section 508’s inception in June 2001?  (more…)