/ Web Accessibility for XML People and Publishers
The Web is for everyone, and our pages should be too.
The growing importance of Web site speed and simplicity
also means an increased focus on accessibility.
This course is for you if you make Web pages. The
main focus is on making Web pages with XSLT or XQuery, or
for large bodies of content such as reference books or journals,
documentation, or Pam Ayres poetry.
- Why accessibility matters: includes talking points you can use
to help others understand what might seem obvious;
- The Web by console and keyboard: what to do when you can’t mouse,
what Web authors have to do to make this work well,
some ways to test it, and why it matters more than many people think.
- Making the audible Web: acoiding the interminable with
semantic maekup, with skip links, and with tools such as CSS Grid.
- Considerations for Collaboration: similar experiences for
- Responsive Hamburgers - every person, every place, every device.
- XML Markup for accessibility : what to do differently in your XML source
- Colours, sizes, optical illusions, people have different eyes.
- Images, pictures, figures & captions.
- Typefaces and sites that work with Web fonts disabled,
- Main sites for resources to trust, and how to read the specifications.
- Round table discussion. Or it could be a polygonal table since it’s virtual.
- Appendix: the crazy jargon so you can search effectively.
A goal of the course is that you can also find out more by
confidence in reading the specifications.
Contact liam at fromoldbooks dot org for details.