Rachel McAlpine reminds us to take a look at the working draft of Draft 2 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines to see a fresh approach to a formidable challenge.
WCAG 2.0 builds the guidelines in three “layers”. The layers differentiate between:
- principles, guidelines and measurable criteria for success: these are designed to survive major shifts in technology
- checklists: we love them, don’t we? but they don’t exist yet
- technology-specific techniques: sections ready for public comment include HTML and XHTML, CSS and client-side scripting.
[Via Quality Web Content.]
Meanwhile, details are now available for the February 24 meeting of the Wellington Web Standards Group.
- Venue: Illot Theatre, Wellington Convention Centre, 111 Wakefield St, Wellington
- Registration: 4:30 — 5:00pm
- Cost: $75/person
The format and speaking order will be:
- 4:30 — 5:00pm
- Registration, drinks and nibbles
- 5:00 — 5:10pm
- Welcome and introduction
- 5:10 — 5:40pm: John Allsopp
- In this presentation, John Allsopp takes a look at a number of media we take for granted including, photography, cinema, radio, and television in their infancy, and asks what lessons can we learn about the web, today, in its own infancy.
- 5:40 — 6:10pm: Jonathan Mosen
- Jonathan will be demonstrating how web accessibility doesn’t mean that web designers have to sacrifice innovation or creativity. He will also be demonstrating the kind of technology blind people are using today.
- 6:10 — 6:20pm
- Questions for John and Jonathan
- 6:20 — 6:45pm
- Break for drinks, nibbles and mingling
- 6:45 — 7:15pm: Russ Weakley
- How do you go about building a full CSS layout?
- 7:15 — 7:45pm
- Panel discussion and questions from the floor
You will need to register beforehand in order to attend the evening. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Update: The web page now has full details.