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On-Line Web 2.0 Accessibility Course using the emerging W3C ARIA Specifications

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2007 09:14:44 -0500 (CDT)
To: W3C WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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On-Line Web 2.0 Accessibility Course using the emerging W3C ARIA Specifications

More information at:
http://www.cita.uiuc.edu/courses/web20online

Dates and Time
* Dates: November 26th to December 19th, 2007
* Days: Monday and Wednesdays
* Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST (Chicago Local Time, USA)

Location
On-line using Elluminate 

Instructor
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Past Chair of W3C User Agent Working Group

Cost
$495 ($295 for employees of state government or higher educational institutions in Illinois)

Registration Information
http://www.cita.uiuc.edu/courses/web20online/reg.php

Overview

The on-line course is designed for web developers creating Web 2.0 applications to learn about the accessibility of these technologies to people with disabilities. Participants will learn about keyboard support, focus management issues and how to use the emerging W3C Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) specifications 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 2.0 resources can be designed to improve accessibility using the ARIA technologies. Participants will learn about keyboard models, setting keyboard focus, 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 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 mod!
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 and learn about compatibility issues related to supporting ARIA widgets with Microsoft Internet Explorer and creating valid HTML documents.

Participant Skills
Participants should have web development experience with html, css and javascript technologies. Participants will program and test the accessibility of web widgets created using the new ARIA technology.
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology (DRES)

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