Tuesday, February 25, 2014

WAWG = Web Accessibility Working Group

Next meeting Tuesday, March 4, 1-2:30, 100 N. Hatcher classroom

Hi all, 

ARIA is the bleeding edge of web accessibility and a challenge for everyone. I'm hoping you can join us as Colin Fulton and the Library team share their insights and experience working with ARIA. 

Colin's description:

"As websites transform from text documents to interactive applications, ARIA gives us powerful tools to ensure accessibility of even the most JavaScript-heavy websites. It is also a 184-page spec that, when applied incorrectly, can make make problematic websites nonfunctional.

The aim of this short informal talk is to give an overview of what ARIA is, why it is needed, and how to use—and not misuse—it. The talk will be informative and friendly for non-programmers and developers alike."

I know others have been working with ARIA (Gonzalo, Robert, Randall, et al.) and hope you folks can contribute to the conversation too. And for those of you who have been holding back, this is a good opportunity to get a finger hold on the topic. 

If you want to whet your appetite before our meeting I would suggest taking a quick look at:

Hope to see you there!