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ADAAG news headlines for Thursday, September 28, 2006

Senior Developer


New Media Age - accessibility guidelines is required. The required specialist technologies for this role are Ruby on Rails, AJAX and Advanced Actionscript 2. The required techniques are Object Orientated Design/ Programming (OOD/OOP) and Agile development practices. ... Continue...

ColdFusion and AJAX
SYS-CON Media, NJ - 16 hours ago
... lot of fun with an AJAX app. Accessibility: AJAX is, most likely, not going to meet accessibility guidelines. If this is a goal of ...
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ADAAG news headlines for Wednesday, September 27, 2006

UK's top web retailers failing the disabled - Register



Register, UK - Sep 26, 2006
Usability agency Nomensa tested the retail websites and found that none fulfilled the most basic accessibility guidelines. Websites ...
Top shopping sites failing disabled Web User
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Dave Friedlos, Computing , Tuesday 26 September 2006 at 00:00:00 Research suggests sales are being lost by poor web design Retailers could miss out on more than £376m in sales this Christmas because web sites fail to meet basic accessibility requirements, according to new research.... > Read the full article Read rest...

An award winning & leading advertising agency, based in Central London, is currently looking for a Senior Web Developer for its digital business. The role will involve taking responsibility for delivering technically complex online solutions for key clients. Read rest...

Accessibility report slaps wrist of online shops The UK's top 30 shopping websites exclude disabled users, new research has found.… Read rest...


ADAAG news headlines for Thursday, September 21, 2006

Takamul issues recommendations to empower people with special ... - AME Info



AME Info, United Arab Emirates - Sep 20, 2006
... Bureaucracy and institutional barriers need to be overcome to place appropriate accessibility guidelines according to international best practices. ...
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Retail Bulletin - The homepages and terms and conditions pages of each retail site were measured and evaluated, using a combination of manual and automated testing against the globally recognised Web Content accessibility guidelines (WCAG) version 1.0. Retailers that ... Read entire article...

IT Week - There is a clear need for the industry to truly improve the skills it has – retailers should be finding out where they stand in light of current accessibility guidelines." Firms need to decide what their accessibility goals are in short and long ... Read entire article...

Silicon.com - The UK's top online shopping sites all fail to meet basic web accessibility guidelines put in place to make it easier for people with disabilities such as sight impairments to use the internet. The study of the top 30 retail websites found that not ... Read entire article...


BBC News
Leading web sites fail accessibility tests
IT Week, UK - 18 hours ago
The firm measured the sites' homepages and terms and conditions pages against the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, using both automated and manual ...
All of the UK’s top 30 retail websites fail to meet the most ... Retail Bulletin
UK online retailers fail to meet accessibility standards Mobile Digest
Retail websites fail access test BBC News
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UK retailers fail disability web access test
Silicon.com, UK - 14 hours ago
The UK's top online shopping sites all fail to meet basic web accessibility guidelines put in place to make it easier for people with disabilities such as ...
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ADAAG news headlines for Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Disabled access to web sites under UK law


Out-Law - The W3C has a Web Accessibility Initiative, or WAI, which includes the Web Content accessibility guidelines, or WCAG. The WCAG provide three 'conformance levels'. These are known as Levels A, AA and AAA. Each level has a series of checkpoints for ... Read entire article...


ADAAG news headlines for Friday, September 15, 2006

Disability violations could take years to rectify


Grand Rapids Press - GRAND RAPIDS -- Despite hundreds of millions of dollars in new investments over the past decade, downtown does not meet basic accessibility guidelines, according to an audit conducted for the city's Downtown Development Authority. In fact, specific ... Continue...


ADAAG news headlines for Thursday, September 14, 2006

Disability violations could take years to rectify (The Grand Rapids Press)


GRAND RAPIDS -- Despite hundreds of millions of dollars in new investments over the past decade, downtown does not meet basic accessibility guidelines, according to an audit conducted for the city's Downtown Development Authority. Read rest...

With one in five New Zealanders living with a long-term impairment or disability, employers with workplaces accessible to disabled employees and customers will benefit through increased staff retention and custom, say workplace analysts - and information technology can help. Read rest...

Disability violations could take years to rectify
The Grand Rapids Press, MI - 9 hours ago
... RAPIDS -- Despite hundreds of millions of dollars in new investments over the past decade, downtown does not meet basic accessibility guidelines, according to ...
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ADAAG news headlines for Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Wednesday September 13, 2006 By Vikki Bland (The New Zealand Herald)


With one in five New Zealanders living with a long-term impairment or disability, employers with workplaces accessible to disabled employees and customers will benefit through increased staff retention and custom, say workplace analysts - and information technology can help. Read rest...

New Zealand Herald - Evans says as a worldwide organisation employing thousands, IBM encourages people with disabilities to serve on committees committed to developing IT accessibility guidelines, and lobbies on behalf of people with disabilities. He says while IBM isn't ... Read rest...

Software opens up workforce to people with disabilities
New Zealand Herald, New Zealand - 23 hours ago
... employing thousands, IBM encourages people with disabilities to serve on committees committed to developing IT accessibility guidelines, and lobbies on behalf ...
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Wednesday September 13, 2006 By Vikki Bland (The New Zealand Herald)


With one in five New Zealanders living with a long-term impairment or disability, employers with workplaces accessible to disabled employees and customers will benefit through increased staff retention and custom, say workplace analysts - and information technology can help. Continue...


ADAAG news headlines for Saturday, September 09, 2006

Web Accessibility Guidelines: The New W3C WCAG 2.0 (MasterNewMedia.org)


The second version of the Web Content accessibility guidelines (WCAG) is in final working draft and will soon be officially released. Version 1 of the guidelines came under much criticism for being vague, full of jargon and extremely difficult to use. Photo credit: Michael Osterrieder The W3C has been working on version 2.0 of the guidelines for over five years now, but has it been worth the Read rest of article...

LecShare has released LecShare Pro, which allows users to add audio to Microsoft PowerPoint presentations to create QuickTime movies, MPEG-4 Video files (Video Podcasts), Accessible HTML, and Microsoft Word documents. Users can either record audio th... Read rest of article...


ADAAG news headlines for Friday, September 08, 2006

Create online videos from MS PowerPoint - MacNN



MacNN, CA - Sep 7, 2006
... Table of Contents and can create Web Pages with embedded audio that meet Section 508 standards and WAI’s Web Content accessibility guidelines (WCAG) as well ...
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ADAAG news headlines for Thursday, September 07, 2006

Group Tries to Make Playgrounds Accessible For The Disabled


First Coast News - Although the Americans with Disabilities Act addresses playgrounds, Barzach said ADA guidelines generally focus on wheelchair accessibility. The Boundless Playgrounds address not only barriers for children with physical disabilities, but also ... Continue...


Create online videos from MS PowerPoint - MacNN



MacNN, CA - 6 hours ago
... Table of Contents and can create Web Pages with embedded audio that meet Section 508 standards and WAI’s Web Content accessibility guidelines (WCAG) as well ...
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posted by Accessibility News @ 4:38 PM    


ADAAG news headlines for Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Playgrounds accessible to all (Miami Herald)


Stefani Busansky wanted her two little girls to play together. But the wheelchair 7-year-old Sarah Busansky needs to move around made it nearly impossible for her to use most playgrounds, including the one near her Tampa home. Read entire article...

Boundless Playgrounds Expand Young Horizons
Tampa Tribune, FL - 23 hours ago
... Although the Americans With Disabilities Act addresses playgrounds, Barzach said ADA guidelines generally focus on wheelchair accessibility. ...
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MIAMI - Stefani Busansky wants her two little girls to play together. Read entire article...

MIAMI -- Stefani Busansky wants her two little girls to play together. But the wheelchair her 7-year-old, Sarah, needs to move around makes it nearly impossible for her to use most playgrounds. Busansky first noticed the problem several years ago near their Tampa home. Read entire article...

posted by Accessibility News @ 6:23 PM    


Special-needs kids can join in at 'Boundless Playgrounds' (Gainesville Sun)


MIAMI - Stefani Busansky wants her two little girls to play together. Read more...

MIAMI -- Stefani Busansky wants her two little girls to play together. But the wheelchair her 7-year-old, Sarah, needs to move around makes it nearly impossible for her to use most playgrounds. Busansky first noticed the problem several years ago near their Tampa home. Read more...

Stefani Busansky wanted her two little girls to play together. But the wheelchair 7-year-old Sarah Busansky needs to move around made it nearly impossible for her to use most playgrounds, including the one near her Tampa home. Read more...

posted by Accessibility News @ 9:49 AM    


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