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CalWac2 Notes: Testing for Accessibility
By kristin - 4/25/2007 - Category: accessibility By Jim Thatcher. Presentation slides: The most important message I got from this presentation is that accessibility testing is a multi-dimensional process. You can’t assume your site is accessible by running it through an automated check. Human testing is also required.
CalWac2: Advanced Topics in CSS
By kristin - 4/25/2007 - Category: css, accessibility By Jon Wiley - A lot of information is packed into a short amount of time. Below is an outline. Detailed information on this session can be found at
CalWac2 Notes: The Web Devlopment Toolkit: Tools and Tricks of the Trade
By kristin - 4/25/2007 By Paul Reuger. This session covered web development/QA tools (mostly Firefox extensions), streamlining the web production process, and creating a framework/styleguide for web production to support workflow and ensure that QA and accessibility testing are not overlooked.
CalWac2 Notes: JavaScript and Accessibility
By kristin - 4/25/2007 - Category: Javascript, accessibilty By Jordan Casper,, University of Texas at Austin. Most of the session involved creating and analyzing scripts, which can be found at
Friday Morning Keynotes
By jarcher - 4/25/2007 Tired and weary from the week, I made it to the final day's morning keynotes which were inpsiring, informative, and entertaining.
Simplifying Service-oriented Applications with Apache Tuscany
By jarcher - 4/25/2007 On Thursday I attended a session named Simplifying Service-oriented Applications with Apache Tuscany Jeremy Boynes, which discusses the Service Oriented Application pattern for connecting applications as services to one another, and relying on the assembly framework to handle the connections. Apache Tuscany is an early implementation of a system to handle the linkages and leaving the applications with very simple interfaces to implement. The implementation is language-agnostic, and has many interesting features:
Building Java Web Applications with Tapestry
By jarcher - 4/25/2007 On Wednesday I attended a session named Building Java Web Applications with Tapestry by Howard Lewis Ship, which detailed the Tapestry framework, a framework for creating web interfaces that is very similar to Apple's WebObjects frameworks. The framework understands concepts of application, page, and components, and
Harish's entries on his blog
By jarcher - 4/25/2007 Harish has posted a good deal on OSCON at his blog, Busy IT Bee