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Web Essentials 05 podcasts

Can’t make it to Sydney on 29 & 30 September for Web Essentials 05? Fret not … you will still be able to listen to all the presentations at this year’s premier Australian “by developers, for developers” web standards and accessibility conference as podcasts (downloadable audio files to you and me).

See the WE05 podcast section for further details. Thanks to Derek Featherstone for the heads-up.

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Comments Off Posted by Patrick H. Lauke on Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Sign Language - For the Blind?!

Aaron Gustafson mentioned to me back in March that he saw possibly the worlds dumbest sign in Florida and he’s finally got around to uploading it to his Flickr account. Is it just me (well, me and Aaron) who think this kind of missing the point? Or are we just not getting it?

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Comments (2) Posted by Ian on Tuesday, September 20, 2005

IE Developer Toolbar (beta)

The beta version of the IE Developer Toolbar - Microsoft’s answer (or should I say “hommage”) to Chris Pederick’s Web Developer Toolbar for Firefox - is now available for testing.

At first glance, it’s not as fully featured as the Firefox extension that inspired it, but it’s still early days.

Download Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar Beta.

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Comments Off Posted by Patrick H. Lauke on Monday, September 19, 2005

What’s WAT-C? All is revealed …

As my esteemed peer Holly Marie points out on Webstandards.org, there’s a new accessibility group called the Web Accessibility Tool Consortium (WAT-C). You can read the announcement on Gez Lemon’s Juicy Studio website. The group is focusing on free accessibility testing software, enhancements to existing software, and internationalization issues.

Members of this group include:

You can find out more about this group on the WAT-C homepage. Exciting stuff!

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Comments Off Posted by Ian on Thursday, September 15, 2005

Accessibility: Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? SXSW2005 panel transcript

Thanks to Glenda Sims and James Craig the panel discussion Accessibility: Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? from this year’s SXSW - featuring Glenda, James, Ian Lloyd and Derek Featherstone - is finally available as MP3 and text transcript.

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Comments Off Posted by Patrick H. Lauke on Friday, September 2, 2005