Global Accessibility solutions in Action: Microsoft India recognized by the NCPEDP

The following blog post was written by James Thurston –Senior Strategist for Global Accessibility Policy and Standards at Microsoft. James works with Microsoft’s global subsidiaries, NGOs, and governments around the world to develop public policies that support broad digital inclusion. —- At Microsoft, our commitment to broad digital inclusion through accessible technology is global.  Microsoft…


Imagine Cup Accessibility winner, WebAnywhere, up for today’s Mellow Award

Jeff Bigham and Professor Richard Ladner, from University of Washington, are in D.C. today for the 2008 Mellon Awards Ceremony. Their project, WebAnywhere, is nominated for an award, which celebrates technology collaboration in higher education, especially benefitting non-profits. WebAnywhere is a wonderful example of how we can apply technology to solve accessibility problems – in…


Prototype of accessible media player for the web

At the TechEd EMEA conference in Barcelona a few weeks ago, during a talk on making web experiences accessible, we gave our first public airing of a video player written in Silverlight which is capable of meeting all of the WCAG 2.0 Time based media Guidelines up to AAA  (assuming a suitable media source). The…


Participate in survey about security features on a web site

The University of Washington is conducted a study about a security feature on web sites. This feature, called “CAPTCHA”  is often used when you are logging onto a web site for the first time and creating a user name and password. The research team is hoping to get responses from a wide-range of people, both those…


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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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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