[Athen] On-Line Web 2.0 Accessibility Course using the emerging W3C ARIA Specifications

Jon Gunderson jongund at uiuc.edu
Thu Nov 8 18:09:46 PST 2007

On-Line Web 2.0 Accessibility Course using the emerging W3C ARIA Specifications

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Dates and Time
* Dates: November 26th to December 19th, 2007
* Days: Monday and Wednesdays
* Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST (Chicago Local Time, USA)

On-line using Elluminate

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Past Chair of W3C User Agent Working Group

$495 ($295 for employees of state government or higher educational
institutions in Illinois)

Registration Information


The on-line course is designed for web developers creating Web
2.0applications to learn about the accessibility of these technologies to people with disabilities. Participants will learn about keyboard support, focus management issues and how to use the emerging W3C Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) specifications 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 2.0 resources can be designed to improve accessibility using the ARIA technologies. Participants will learn about keyboard models, setting keyboard focus, 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 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.

Participant Skills

Participants should have web development experience with html, css and javascript technologies. Participants will program and test the accessibility of web widgets created using the new ARIA technology.

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology (DRES)

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