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Seeking Accessible AJAX Expert

Web Axe is seeking an expert in accessible AJAX development for an interview. Please contact Dennis at ‘web axe at gmail dot com’ if you or someone you know fits the bill.

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Interview with Author Christian Heilmann

Chris Heilmann is the author of Beginning JavaScript with DOM Scripting and Ajax: From Novice to Professional. He’s also a co-author of Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance. He’s writes an excellent blog Wait Till I Come and has contributed many articles in web development including several articles to A List Apart and SitePoint. He is also a member of the Web Standards Project.

Download Web Axe Episode 29 (Interview with Christian Heilmann)

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AJAX Hype?

Yes, AJAX is very cool. This is a newer combination of technologies that allows instant, more interactive web content through communication between client and server without refreshing a page (GoogleMaps is most common example). But this can only work if the user agent (a.k.a. browser) has Javascript enabled and can handle XMLHttpRequest. There are also usability issues, such as the user not being aware of automatic content and formatting changes. What are your thoughts? Experiences?

Check out this great article on the subject from WebAim on the subject:
Accessibility of AJAX Application