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Captioned online game shows government support for WCAG 2.0

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The Federal Attorney-General's Department has released an online game teaching kids about the 000 emergency number with closed captions, demonstrating the Federal government’s support for the new strategy endorsing Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

Triple Zero Kid’s Challenge is a game designed for kids of kindergarten and primary school age and consists of nine safety scenarios. The game features Kate and Peter who find themselves in different scenarios that require them to use the 000 emergency number. The game includes captioned narration and voice-over, and kids interact with it by clicking on items to move forward in the scenario.

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Hiccup' leads White House to focus on web accessibility standard

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The White House promises to pay more attention to the Section 508 accessibility standard for people who have a disability when developing Web sites after two new US government sites did not meet the 508 guidelines.

In what the White House special assistant to the President on disability issues calls a “hiccup”, the initial release of data.gov and recovery.gov fell short of meeting the 508 standard. The Web sites have since been fixed.

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RNIB empowers blind and vision impaired Windows users through new book

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The UK's Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has published a new book, Windows 7 and Vista Explained, a guide for users of Windows 7 and Vista who are blind or vision impaired.

The UK's Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has published a new book, Windows 7 and Vista Explained, a guide for users of Windows 7 and Vista who are blind or vision impaired.

The book, written by award-winning author Dr. Sarah Morley Wilkins and Steve Griffiths, is a step-by-step guide that takes users though computer basics and how to get started with Windows, and progresses to more advanced topics such as file management, using the Internet and the full range of accessibility features that are available in Windows 7 and Vista. 

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