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Two more days til I leave for the MVP Summit

Filed under: MVP Summit — spiderwebwoman at 5:49 pm on Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Every year, Microsoft hosts their Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) at a Global Summit in Redmond, Washington.  This year’s summit starts on Monday, April 5th and I am going for the third year in a row. You can read about the 2003 MVP Summit on the Microsoft PressPass web site. It’s a great opportunity to hang out with […]

AIIM meeting sets PDF/Access standard in motion

Filed under: Accessibility — spiderwebwoman at 5:49 pm on Tuesday, March 30, 2004

It’s fun to watch the incredible, expanding PDF standard grow and morph into a multimedia e-paper format that makes paper look so 20th century. Unless, of course, you are blind or have poor vision. In that case, getting work done, reading e-books or filling out forms can be a nightmare.   http://www.pdfzone.com/news/965-PDFzone_news.html  

Accessibility of the Blogging Revolution

Filed under: Accessibility — spiderwebwoman at 6:40 pm on Saturday, March 27, 2004

From Kynn Bartlett‘s presentation at CSUN: What are the accessibility benefits of blogging? The largest accessibility benefit of blogging is that it forces a separation of content from presentation (and navigation). Blog posts are composed separately from the page layout and appearance, which are stored in templates. Another huge benefit is simply the fact that […]

Microsoft plans search site for Weblogs

Filed under: Microsoft — spiderwebwoman at 6:27 pm on Saturday, March 27, 2004

Microsoft became the first big Internet company Friday to say that it would create a special search Web site just for Weblogs. The company said MSN Blogbot will debut in the first half of the year, along with MSN Newsbot, a search site devoted to news. The service will not index all blogs, just the […]

Opera’s browser finds its voice

Filed under: Accessibility — spiderwebwoman at 6:36 pm on Tuesday, March 23, 2004

From c|net: Opera is adding voice control to its browser, enabling users to browse the Web and fill in voice-enabled Web forms by talking to their PC. They can also have the contents of Web sites read back to them. The next version of the browser is due in “a couple of months,” according to […]

More news from CSUN

Filed under: Accessibility — spiderwebwoman at 2:36 pm on Monday, March 22, 2004

IBM unveils Web captioning service IBM Global Services announced a new service Monday to provide automatic captioning of Web conferences and other online audio for the hearing impaired. Web sites that subscribe to the service would include a button that links to IBM’s “Caption Me Now” feature for any audio content they post. The service, […]

CSUN – were you there?

Filed under: Accessibility — spiderwebwoman at 5:27 pm on Saturday, March 20, 2004

I recently returned from the CSUN International Conference on Technology and Persons with Disabilities.  I was part of a group sponsored by ITTATC that put on an all-day pre-conference workshop on Implementing Section 508 At The State Level: The Whys And How To’s. The workshop went great (no one left early – that’s always a […]