Category Archives: Web Development

Accessibility Days 2018

Accessibility Days 2018To celebrate the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) an awareness event for software developers, designers, manufacturers, and others, will take place in Bologna, on 18 May 2018.

The “Global Accessibility Awareness Day” is an event promoted every year during the month of May in various locations worldwide, to raise awareness of digital technologies on the topics of accessibility and inclusiveness, through comparison of usability with people with disabilities.

In Italy it was organized for the first time in 2017 by several communities of technology enthusiasts, in collaboration with the Ancona section of the UICI (Italian Union of the Blind and the Visually Impaired), with an event called “Accessibility Days”.

The first edition attracted a lot of enthusiasm among the participants, thanks to the numerous organized initiatives: not only classic sessions, but also workshops, like the Developer’s Corner, and real “sensory” experiences, such as the visit to the Tattile Museum and the dinner in the dark. In addition to being hosted in an exceptional location such as the Tattoile Museum Homer, one of the most important in the world of its kind, which just by itself is enough to leave you speechless.

On the wave of this enthusiasm we have decided to organize a new edition for 2018, this time in Bologna, involving other specialized companies on the subject of disabilities, such as the UICI Bologna, the “Universal Access” community and the Istituto dei Ciechi F. Cavazza, who will host us in an equally exceptional location, able to merge history, art and technology, in a marriage that will surely give us new emotions.

http://www.accessibilitydays.it

One-Stop ‪‎Accessibility‬ resources for Developers from W3C

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has launched W3C Developers avenue, a one-stop page featuring the offerings and tools W3C has for Web Developers.

Among the offerings and tools W3C has for Web Developers are:

  • Free and Open-Source W3C validators, checkers and tools
  • Discourse, to discuss and learn
  • W3C Community Groups to propose and incubate new web technologies
  • Learning, in a W3Cx MOOC or a course from W3DevCampus
  • Testing the Web Forward

The resources are organized into 4 sections:

Learn

In the comfort of your browser, learn Web technologies such as HTML, CSS from the people who create them.

Tools

Lead your code to its full potential with great and open source tools.

Get Involved

Get involved in the creation of Web standards. Yes, that’s where cool people hang out.

Test the Web Forward

W3C’s one stop shop for Open Web Platform testing.

Jeffrey Jaffe, CEO of the W3C, explained that W3C Developers would provide free and Open-Source W3C validation tools and accessibility checkpoints.

More info at:
https://www.w3.org/blog/2015/10/w3c-releases-web-developer-avenue/

W3C Accessibility guidelines for Developers