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AccessU at CSUN 2012: Build Accessible HTML Structures

Denis Boudreau has spent the past ten years actively advocating for Web standards and accessibility and is co-editor of the recently-adopted Quebec government’s Web accessibility standards that are based on WCAG 2.0. He is the acting president of AccessibilitéWeb, a french speaking Web accessibility agency specialized in training, assessment and consultancy, located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

His session, “Build Accessible HTML Structures” on Monday, February 27 at 1:30 PM, will provide you with the foundation you’ll need for the technical track of this two-day pre-conference. Denis will explain the value of semantics and structure when building sites that are intended to be accessible to all on a wide range of platforms, from the desktop, to the tablet, to the smart phone.

He will discuss how to design tables and forms accessibly, as well as ways to make sure Web content is organized efficiently so it can be accessed by all types of users, including people with various disabilities. You’ll learn how to take reading order into account as you implement CSS, how screen readers deal with HTML content and scripts, how images can be integrated so they make sense to those who can’t see them, etc. You’ll also learn what to consider when you want to ensure your site will work properly for a wide range of keyboard users. If you’re wondering how to provide alternate attributes (text descriptions) for images or how to make sure colorblind users will perceive your content adequately, this is the class for you!

Bring examples, so you can take concrete results back to your workplace.

Denis is an active participant in several working groups of the Web Accessibility Initiative, including the Education and Outreach Working Group and the Evaluation and Methodology TaskForce. In addition, he periodically posts a great “link roundup” about Web accessibility. As his site suggests, he’s busy “Advocating web accessibility and social inclusion. One link at a time.” To see a sample, visit AccessiWatch and/or follow Denis on Twitter at @dboudreau. He is also running the a11yMTL unconference, taking place every year by the end of august in beautiful Montreal.

This session, along with others, will be held as part of Knowbility’s AccessU at CSUN 2012. We look forward to seeing you there.

Everything you need to know about web accessibility

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What could be nicer than San Diego in February?  Great weather, world class web accessibility training and a 50% discount to the CSUN conference too!

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Register Now for Knowbility’s world-renowned AccessU program, offered in Feb 27th and 28th in collaboration with the 27th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference.   This unique conference-within-a-conference is designed to provide useful, practical training for skill levels from novice to expert. The lineup of experts is amazing and they will teach you all you need to know about web accessibility whether you are a designer, a programmer, a project manager or an administrator.

What to expect?

AccessU will run two concurrent tracks tailored for different registrants’ needs

Track #1 – Administrative

Focuses on the business side and geared towards procurement officers, project managers, HR professionals and more.

Track #2 – Technical

Dedicated to materials and topics for technical staff, designers, and developers.

More information

Expert hands-on instruction by Jennison Asuncion, Margy Bergel, Denis Boudreau, Ann Chadwick-Dias, Derek Featherstone, Lainey Feingold, Shawn Henry, Molly Holzschlag, Todd Kloots, Sharron Rush, Jim Thatcher.

Attendees may move freely between the tracks. Participants may register for the full two-day program at $595.00; one-day program at $425.00.  And registration for AccessU provides a 50% discount for the regular CSUN conference!

Or you may choose to register for AccessU only by choosing the Pre-Conference Only option when registering.

More on the CSUN website about AccessU details and Registration.  We hope to see you in San Diego in February.

Photo of instructors

Sharron Rush

Ann Chadwick Dias

Marguerite “Margy” Bergel

Shawn Henry

Denis Boudreau

Molly Holzschlag

Derek Featherstone

Jennison Asuncion

Todd Kloots