[Accessibleweb] AccessibleWeb@U - Tools - December 20, 11:30am, MGH 015L

Terry Thompson tft at u.washington.edu
Fri Dec 14 09:46:24 PST 2007


Thanks for these items, Pace. You said:


> I have some other recommendations but they kind of depend on how technical

people want to get here. Any Java developers looking for applet tips on this
list?

Sure - I'd love to see applet tips, or toolkits, code bases, classes,
libraries, etc. that folks are using to build accessible applications.

Thanks!
Terry

Terry Thompson
Technology Accessibility Specialist
DO-IT, Computing & Communications
University of Washington
tft at u.washington.edu



> -----Original Message-----

> From: accessibleweb-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu

> [mailto:accessibleweb-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On

> Behalf Of Pace Arko

> Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 12:42 PM

> To: accessibleweb at u.washington.edu

> Subject: RE: [Accessibleweb] AccessibleWeb at U - Tools -

> December 20, 11:30am,MGH 015L

>

> Hello everyone,

>

> I too won't be able to attend this meeting but I do have

> recommendations:

>

> Windows, XP, Vista:

>

> Making certain your markup is kosher by your declared DTD is

> a very helpful start to accessible web design. If you are

> working with static HTML files I recommend TidyGUI:

>

> http://pagesperso-orange.fr/ablavier/TidyGUI/

>

> (Actually with a little tweaking and copy and paste, you can

> use it to check any markup you have in CMS templates too. It

> won't choke on most PHP and ASP code provide everything is

> properly delimited. Don't know about ASP.Net though. The

> other nice thing about TidyGUI is that you can run it from

> the command line for bulk clean up of static files too. )

>

> If you are working with a large number of static HTML files,

> I strongly recommend ARV:

>

> http://arealvalidator.com/

>

> It's much faster than checking things against the W3C

> validator and it's based on a SGML parser so you know it

> ain't lyin'. It's shareware but it's worth it.

>

> EA's recommendation of WAVE is better but, just as an

> alternative since I've used it for so long, I'll throw out

> A-Prompt's page testing tool:

>

> http://www.aprompt.ca/

>

> For captioning video, I recommend MAGpie:

>

> http://ncam.wgbh.org/webaccess/magpie/

>

> It will generate captioning in either in SMIL or Microsoft's

> proprietary SAMI formats. They also have this tool for OSX.

>

> I have some other recommendations but they kind of depend on

> how technical people want to get here. Any Java developers

> looking for applet tips on this list?

>

> Finally a couple of websites you may have heard of here:

>

> http://joeclark.org/book/sashay/serialization/

> http://diveintoaccessibility.org/

>

>

> That's it. Hope that helps,

>

> Pace Arko,

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> -----Original Message-----

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> [mailto:accessibleweb-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On

> Behalf Of E.A.

> Draffan

> Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 11:53 AM

> To: 'Rick Ells'; accessibleweb at u.washington.edu

> Subject: RE: [Accessibleweb] AccessibleWeb at U - Tools -

> December 20, 11:30am, MGH 015L

>

> Please accept my apologies for not being able to attend this

> meeting but I would really love to learn the results of your

> deliberations as it is a subject we have been discussing in the lab.

> My list includes

> WAVE from webaim

> Visicheck

> WebbIE with Thunder screenreader

> Opera in several modes

> Firefox Mozilla with Firefox Accessibility Extension inc. FAE

> from Illinois and Web developer extension plus Accessibar.

> Internet Explorer with Web Accessibility Toolbar.

>

> I am not a web developer but use Dreamweaver to put the

> LexDis website together and Xerte to show any flash files and

> the Illinois wizard for PowerPoints - I am now testing

> assistive technologies with Vista and just hope the team can

> offer the illinois wizard in a Vista version ASAP!

>

> Hope this helps and I am looking forward to learning from

> your deliberations, as I have to evaluate many Web 2.0 sites

> over the coming months and would love to have a useful

> toolkit to hand!

>

> Have a very happy Christmas and New Year.

>

> Best wishes E.A.

>

> Mrs E.A. Draffan

> Learning Societies Lab,

> ECS, University of Southampton,

> Tel +44 (0)23 8059 7246

> http://www.lexdis.ecs.soton.ac.uk

> http://www.emptech.info

>

>

> -----Original Message-----

> From: accessibleweb-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu

> [mailto:accessibleweb-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On

> Behalf Of Rick Ells

> Sent: 12 December 2007 17:20

> To: accessibleweb at u.washington.edu

> Subject: [Accessibleweb] AccessibleWeb at U - Tools - December

> 20, 11:30am, MGH 015L

>

>

> Topic: Good Tools, Not So Good Tools

> Speaker: Discussion - come and contribute

> Date: Thursday, December 20, 2007

> Time: 11:30a.m. - 1:00p.m.

> Location: Mary Gates Hall, Room 015L

>

> Come join us for a discussion of what tools help us create

> accessible Web sites, and which make reaching that goal more

> difficult than it needs to be. This discussion supports

> work Terry Thompson is doing to create a central UW Web site

> about accessibility. Here is Terry's query from a message he

> sent to the Access email list:

>

> Does anyone have tools that they utilize in their

> development work that they feel either support

> accessibility well, or do NOT support accessibility well?

> By "tools" I mean literally anything - web authoring

> tools, content management systems, toolbars, plug-ins,

> accessibility checkers - We're hoping to put together a

> fairly comprehensive list.

>

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