Practical web accessibility

Dr Scott Hollier introduces the importance of WAI-ARIA


Dr Scott Hollier continues to keep us up to date with the W3C as he introduces the WAI-ARIA.

The Web Accessibility Initiative - Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) suite is an additional set of tools intended to help developers maintain accessible content with more complicated applications. Dr Hollier takes us through some of the key aspects of the WAI-ARIA and its significance in web development.



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Dr Scott Hollier continues to keep us up to date


While settling in to the Media Access Australia’s new Perth office, Dr Scott Hollier continues to keep you up to date with the W3C.

There are many aspects of web standard HTML5, and this month Dr Hollier takes a look at the HTML5 media player and the benefits and downfalls in terms of accessibility. You can read Dr Hollier’s latest article for more information. 

You can follow his monthly column by visiting the Practical Web Accessibility section on the Media Access Australia website.

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Nominations for McFarlane Prize now open


Nominations for the McFarlane Prize for excellence in Australian web design are now open. Entries are assessed on adherence to web accessibility and standards as well as usability and design.

The McFarlane Prize has been awarded annually since 2006 in memory of the late Nigel McFarlane, an IT professional well respected for his extensive knowledge of web development and open source.

To be eligible for nomination:

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Dr Scott Hollier to keep you informed on all things W3C


As the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) representative for Media Access Australia, Dr Scott Hollier will write a monthly column with updates about web accessibility developments within the W3C.

The W3C is the main international standards organisation for the Internet.

Dr Hollier’s column will be placed in the Web Developers' Accessibility Hub

For his introductory article, Dr Hollier looks at the latest developments in HTML 5 standards and the effects the standards will have on web development and accessibility.

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