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Boston Information Architects Meeting, Nov 1

From: Harvey Bingham <hbingham@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2006 15:29:20 -0500
Message-Id: <7.0.1.0.2.20061103104743.02879350@acm.org>
To: wai-eo <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>

On Nov 1, I attended a presentation by Hi Soft on Cynthia Says.

I gave out 10 quick-tips cards to people who were unfamiliar with WAI.

The presenter was Dana Louise Simberkoff.

Cynthia Says includes Section 508 checking:
     section508.gov

They are the providers of this product, originally created by
Cynthia Waddell:  cynthia.waddell@icdri.org

This group's meetings are inspiring.
P.J Gardner is the principal organizer of the Information Architects group.
"P.J. Gardner" <pjgardner@boston-ia.org>

I also met Dan Revellese, their director of corporate sales.

The Hisoft website is http://www.hisoftware.com

On that page is a list of organizations that use their product;
without automatic refreshes to update those organization's urls,
I had to move the cursor off the image to get the alt text on the
next one to update -- learned by experiment.

I received a booklet:
Understanding Accessibility
A Guide to Achieving Compliance on Web Sites and Intranets.
Robert B. Yonaitis, founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
ISBN: 1-930616-03-1 Copyright &copy; 2002
Chapter 1 Getting Acquainted with the Accessibility Problem and its Challenges
     9 subheadings
Chapter 2 The Checkpoints and their meanings
     Introduction to Section 508 and W23C guidelines
     14 subheadings
Chapter 3  Introduction to Accessibility Testing
     5 subheadings; including Using Tools
Chapter 4 Developing a Strategy for Accessibilty FCompliance
    21 Subheadings

Chapter 5: Accessibility and Dynamic Content
    18 suheadings, including two Case Studies

Chapter 6: The Unseen Meaning
     Metadata for Accessibility
     Writing Text Equivalents
     Accessibility and Images

Chapter 7: Tutorial: Correcting Accessibility Errors
     Compares Section 508 and WAI guidelines
     Five Sections,
     18 subheadings

Chapter 8:  Use Accessible Solutions
     8 subsections, including
     Introduction to  Microsoft Accessibility Guidelines

Chapter 9: Accessibility Resources for further reading
     5 subsections

Appendix A: Section 508 and WAI standards, checkpoints

Appendix B Summary of Section 508, Applications and operating systems

Glossary
Index
Register "you" book

The link: http://www.hisoftware.copm/register.htm
provides an Accessible Electronic form.

The book is available as a pdf file:
http://www.hisoftware.com/uaen/ua.pdf

Sincerely/Harvey Bingham
http://www.hbingham.com
Invited Expert, World Wide Web: Web Accessibility Initiative
http://www.w3.org/WAI
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