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RE: Your Favorite Sites Explaining Web Accessibility

From: Glenda L Sims <gsims@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 19:17:04 -0600
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To: "Colin Lieberman" <clieberman@dralegal.org>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Colin,  Great question.  I'm in the middle of training Texas High School Teachers about accessibility, so my gang (Knowbility) has been pondering this very question.  My top 3 are:
WebAim's Intro to Web Accessibility - http://webaim.org/intro/  (the whole webaim site rocks!)
Jim Thatcher's Section 508 Tutorial - http://www.jimthatcher.com/webcourse1.htm  
WebXact - http://webxact.com/
Okay...so WebXact isn't the place to start, but the moment you "get it" after seeing the WebAim article and Jim Thatcher's Tutorial...you are dyin' to have a look at your own pages to see what might be wrong.  And WebXact's (Bobby's) links to explain how to solve the problems remind me of "just in time training".  Show me what is wrong on my pages, show me how to solve the problem.  Bingo!  (and while it may be a little like handing a child a loaded gun, it is a fabulous learning tool).  (No, I don't let my kids play with loaded guns!)
In my last two trainings with High School teachers, they absolutely lit up when we showed them WebXact.  
I can't wait to see your results,
glenda sims | ut austin | 512.232.7738 | gsims@austin.utexas.edu | glendathegood.com


From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org on behalf of Colin Lieberman
Sent: Wed 11/30/2005 6:07 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Your Favorite Sites Explaining Web Accessibility

Hi folks.


I've been asked to create a list of websites that explain accessibility for the web. The purpose of this list is to provide information to those who know next to nil on the subject. I want to keep it short, probably the 5 best, tops. I thought I'd ask you all what gems you like to point people towards when the need arises.


My current three favorites are:


The W3C's Introduction to Web Accessibility <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/accessibility.php> 

Jim Thatcher's Section 508 Tutorial <http://jimthatcher.com/webcourse1.htm>  and

DotNetZone's Top 10 Accessibility Blunders <http://www.dnzone.com/ShowDetail.asp?NewsId=1096> 


Many thanks in advance for your input.


Colin Lieberman

IT Manager

Disability Rights Advocates

449 15th Street, Suite 303

Oakland California  94612
Received on Thursday, 1 December 2005 01:17:14 UTC

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