Web 2.0 Accessibility Workshop using W3C ARIA Specifications at UIUC on June 12th and 13th
I am offering a two day hands on workshop using the ARIA specifications to create accessible Widgets at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign on June 12 and 13th. Please forward this information to developers you think might be interested in attending this workshop.
Web 2.0 Accessibility Workshop using W3C ARIA Specifications
Cost: $495 ($295 for Employees of the State of Illinois and Higher Educational Institutions in Illinois)
Dates: June 12th and 13th
Location:University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana
Instructor: Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.
This is a 2 day hands-on workshop designed for web developers to learn how to use the emerging W3C Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) recommendations 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 resources can be designed to improve accessibility using the ARIA web standards. Participants will learn about 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 Mozilla 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 model and learn about compatibility issues related to supporting ARIA widgets with Microsoft Internet Explorer and creating valid HTML documents.
More information at:
http://www.cita.uiuc.edu/courses/aria Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.
Director of IT Accessibility Services (CITES)
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology (DRES)