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London: Shawn Lawton Henry on WCAG 2.0

By Mike Davies | May 28th, 2007 | Filed in Accessibility, Accessibility TF, Authoring Tools, DOM, W3C/Standards Documentation

Organised by the RNIB, Shawn Lawton Henry will be talking about WCAG 2.0 at Westminster University, New Cavendish campus on Tuesday 5th June 7pm.

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Shawn Lawton Henry is the W3C‘s Web Accessibility Initiative Outreach Coordinator, and so she’s very familiar with WCAG 2.0.

Her chapter in Friends of Ed’s Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance, Understanding Web Accessibility is an excellent practical introduction into the barriers disabled people face when using the web. One point in particular stood out for me: Allowing text to increase in size is not enough, sometimes content can be more accessible when text size is allowed to be reduced. Take for example a person suffering with tunnel vision, the range of view is limited, so a smaller font-size allows more content into their field of vision.

The RNIB Web Access Team are hosting Shawn’s accessibility talk which covers recent developments, current issues, tools, web applications, ARIA, and the WCAG-complementary guidelines ATAG and UAAG.

The talk is on Tuesday 5th June 2007, at the New Cavendish Street campus of Westminster University, London, UK. The nearest tube station is Goodge Street. Starts at 7pm. Book your place now! (hat-tip: Stuart Colville)

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#1 On May 28th, 2007 9:31 am Justin Thorp replied:

For those of use who can’t make it across the pond for the event, will someone live blog or podcast the talk? Thanks!!

#2 On May 28th, 2007 10:36 pm Shawn L. Henry is speaking on “What’s new, WCAG 2.0, and current issues” on June 5th in London « Oatmeal Stout - Justin Thorp’s Web 2.0 blog replied:

[...] 28th, 2007 · No Comments If you haven’t already heard,  the W3C WAI’s Outreach Coordinator and recent authorof “Just Ask: Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design” Shawn L. Henry is going to be in London on June 5th doing  a talk “What’s New, WCAG 2.0, and Current Issues” for a RNIB Web Access Center hosted event. She is going to be covering a wide variety of topics, everything from the latest on WCAG 2.0 to WAI-ARIA.  The event is FREE but you must RSVP. [...]

#3 On May 29th, 2007 4:31 am Henny replied:

Hi Justin, I’ll be blogging about it as well as, hopefully, podcasting it. Keep an eye on the RNIB Web Access Centre blog for updates.

#4 On May 29th, 2007 12:27 pm Dominic Shiells replied:

recently my friend bought a cd player from the rnib, the cd’s that were sent with it were not in braille nor the actual cd player buttons or controls.
Another thing that I find shocking is the price difference between an ordinary computer for a blind person.

They need to improve some of there standards themselves,


#5 On June 6th, 2007 10:10 am naomi replied:

So did anyone manage to get some coverage from the talk? I just red the post and the worst thing is that I was on London that day so could have made it if I knew in advance. Oh well…

#6 On June 8th, 2007 3:04 pm Versicherung replied:

I’ll be blogging about it as well as, hopefully, podcasting it.

#7 On June 12th, 2007 1:13 pm Axistive replied:

Does anyone know a blog or podcast about the meeting. I missed it.

#8 On June 14th, 2007 5:04 pm vclosets replied:

I fully support web accessibility however, a technology to vary font size via the user’s monitor seems like an easier solution. It is difficult to respond to every form of visual disability via website design.

#9 On June 14th, 2007 8:27 pm Bruce Swedal replied:

I would be interested in that blog or podcast of the meeting also.

#10 On June 29th, 2007 10:36 am Sebastian Snopek replied:

Hey, I would be also greatly interested in that stuff!
Btw, if you are from Poland and would like to learn more about accessibility visit my page with translations of w3c accessibility documents.

#11 On June 30th, 2007 4:54 am Yustas replied:

They need to improve some of there standards …

#12 On July 31st, 2007 2:15 am Wendy Carlyle » Blog Archive » London: Shawn Lawton Henry on WCAG 2.0 via WaSP replied:

[...] London: Shawn Lawton Henry on WCAG 2.0 [...]

#13 On July 31st, 2007 1:09 pm Rik replied:

I would also be interested in a live blog or podcast, can’t wait :D

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