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Web 2.0 Accessibility Workshop using W3C ARIA Specifications on June 12th and 13th

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 12:02:27 -0500 (CDT)
To: W3C WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20070515120227.APV92753@expms1.cites.uiuc.edu>

This a new workshop that I am offering on the W3C Accessible Rich Internet Application (ARIA) specifications to make Web 2.0 applications more accessible.  Please forward this announcement to web application developers who might be interested know about this opportunity.

2 Day Web 2.0 Accessibility Workshop using W3C ARIA Specifications

Dates: June 12th and 13th

Location:University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana

Instructor: Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.

Skills: Participants should be familar wirh HTML, CSS and javascript technologies.

Recommend text: Javascript: The Definitive Guide, Third Edition

Registration Form for Web 2.0 Accessibility Workshop
http://www.uiuc.edu/goto/icitaregistration

Description
This is a 2 day hands-on workshop designed for web developers to learn how to use the emerging W3C Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) recommendations to create accessible Web 2.0 applications. Participants will learn about the accessibility issues faced by people with disabilities in using the web, and how web resources can be designed to improve accessibility using the ARIA web standards. Participants will learn about the W3C Roles for ARIA and States and Properties Module for ARIA specifications for making web 2.0 widgets compatible with assistive technologies through ARIA support in Mozilla Firefox browser and assistive technologies like WindowEyes and JAWS screen readers. Participants will build and test the accessible Web 2.0 widgets using a best practices model and learn about compatibility issues related to supporting ARIA widgets with Microsoft Internet Explorer and creating valid HTML documents.

More information at:
http://www.cita.uiuc.edu/courses
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.
Director of IT Accessibility Services (CITES)
and 
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology (DRES)

WWW: http://www.cita.uiuc.edu/
WWW: https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/jongund/www/
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