Thursday, January 28, 2010

Enabling as Accessible Web 2.0


This article discusses the use of new technologies and tools being developed to help enable accessibility for Web 2.0. As our world is starting to become more driven by computers, the disable must not be looked over. Web 2.0 is creating ways of accessibilities for the disable. Accessible Rich Internet Applications are being developed. They provide more semantic information about web components. ARIA also can enable accessibility through keyboard navigation, input focus, dynamic updates and semantic metadata. One of the main ideas of ARIA is to add the semantic data into the HTML and XHTML so the browser xan interpret this semantic data and provide it to the assistive technology via accessibility API of the platform. In spite all of this, there is still the need to make Web 2.0 accessible to all users. The enhancement of the accessibility APIs, and their adoption by browsers and assistive technologies will allow all users access to Web2.0 paradigms.


With the No Child Left Behind Act, we as educators must constantly find ways to ensure that No child is left behind. This video shows what AT is. It also gives several different examples of how assistive technologies can be used with students who have disabilities. I think this video is a must see for all educators.


Why should we have assistive technology at all school?