Tue, 12 June 2007
What is the current status of Version 2 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines?
Gian Sampson-Wild tells us the story.
She also explains how Flickr and Google have used Ajax without sacrificing accessibility.
For more on the Maguire vs SOCOG case, see Joe Clark's reader's guide (www.contenu.nu/socog.html).
A listener subsequently pointed out a USA case - National Federation of the Blind v Target, as described on the Disability Rights Advocates website (http://tinyurl.com/djrfd) - thanks elDavo.
Gian's blog is The Kismet Heuristic (www.tkh.com.au).
You can also read her peer review of the Samurai Errata. (samuraireview.wordpress.com)
You might also want to check out the WCAG Samurai Group website (wcagsamurai.org).
Gian mentions the work of Cameron Adams and Jeremy Keith. Cameron wrote 'AJAX: Usable Interactivity with Remote Scripting' (www.sitepoint.com/article/remote-scripting-ajax) in 2005. Jeremy Keith's book is 'Bulletproof Ajax' (www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0321472667/informdesign); you can read an interview with him on Digital Web magazine (www.digital-web.com/articles/jeremy_keith_2)
... and the giveaway:
Andy Budd of Clearleft (clearleft.com) has donated a free ticket (worth 85 pounds sterling plus VAT) for dConstruct 2007 (2007.dconstruct.org) to a UXpod listener. To be in the draw, send an email to gerry at infodesign.com.au, with the subject line dConstruct, by June 28. Winner drawn on June 30, and notified by email. Ticket is non-transferrable, so please only enter if you or a colleague wish to attend.
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Direct download: Web_Accessibility_Guidelines_-_an_Interview_with_GIan_Sampson-Wild.mp3
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