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).
Latest Accessibility News on Accessify
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?
At first glance, it’s not as fully featured as the Firefox extension that inspired it, but it’s still early days.
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:
- Accessible Information Solutions [Australia]
- Infoaxia [Japan]
- Juicy Studio [UK]
- The Paciello Group [USA]
- Wrong HTML [Japan]
You can find out more about this group on the WAT-C homepage. Exciting stuff!
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.