Making AJAX Accessible in ASP.Net Using UpdatePanel

Bertrand Le Roy, a Program Manager on the ASP.Net team, has written a very useful article on DotNetSlackers.com about how to make UpdatePanel, used for AJAX updates in ASP.Net, accessible to screen-readers. 

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The John Slatin Fund Accessibility Project

A group of people involved in the field of Web Accessibility has set up a project to honor John Slatin, the former co-chair of the WCAG 2.0 Working Group, and help advance his work in Web Accessibility.  From The John Slatin Fund Accessibility Project Web site: The John Slatin Fund Accessibility Project matches accessibility experts…

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Remembering John Slatin

John Slatin, the former co-chair of the W3C’s WCAG 2.0 Working Group, passed away Monday night. John had a profound influence on that standard and on the field of Web Accessibility. It was always a pleasure to work with him and he will be missed. 

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Want Accessibility Features? Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 has them.

I’ve been waiting for this one.  Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 is out, and it has features that will make it much easier for Web developers to make their pages accessible. The one that’s getting the most buzz is the new support for the WAI-ARIA spec from the W3C. Internet Explorer 8 uses ARIA role,…

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Web Accessibility Challenge open until Monday (3/3/08)

The Microsoft Accessibility Labs is sponsoring the W4A Web Accessibility Challenge at the Web 4 All conference in Beijing, April 21-22, 2008.. This contest is open to anyone who has a practical solution for a Web Accessibility issue. You don’t have to be a researcher or work for a software company. All you need  is…