WebAIM recently announced that their free web accessibility evaluation tool WAVE is now available in Spanish. It’s a great tool for testing web sites, and there’s even a Firefox toolbar plugin!
WebAIM plans to translate the utility to more languages possibly Portuguese, German, Japanese, Thai, Turkish, and Russian. They are seeking volunteers to help; if you are interested, please contact WebAIM.
By the way, you can read a recent interview with Jared Smith of WebAIM from totallyaccessible.com.
Download Web Axe Episode 71 (Gez Lemon Interview & ARIA)
[transcript of podcast 71]
This episode premieres the new Web Axe theme song, check it out! Created by Jeff Ensign.
Gez Lemon, ARIA expert
Gez Lemon is a world leader in the web accessibility profession and its community. He as an Accessibility Consultant for The Paciello Group, a company devoted to accessibility in technology. He maintains a popular blog Juicy Studio in which he’s written many excellent articles and innovative scripts. Gez is a member of the Web Standards Project (WaSP) Accessibility Task Force (ATF). He’s become an expert in WAI ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications). You may also follow Gez on Twitter (or Accessible Twitter) @GezLemon.
IBM interviews Judy Brewer in WCAG 2.0 and the future of Web accessibility: Q and A (Part 1).
In the article, Judy explains:
- The primary differences between WCAG 1.0 and WCAG 2.0.
- some of the challenges your Working Group faced in developing the new standard.
The article is published under the IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center, an excellent source of information for computer-related accessibility in general.
Accessible Web Design CEO Joseph Dolson
Dennis and Ross speak to the renowned Andrew Kirkpatrick, a leader in accessibility and product development for Adobe.
Download Web Axe Episode 53 (Interview with Andrew Kirkpatrick)
Andrew Kirkpatrick is An Event Apart speaker, technical editor for A List Apart, and he’s co-authored a few books. Topics in the conversation include: