Scott Hanselman

Ive Been Looking Into Accessiblit

September 24, '02 Comments [0] Posted in XML | Tools
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I've been looking into Accessiblity lately as well as the Microsoft Accessibility Inititive [6].  The American's with Disabilities act requires that Federal Websites be accessible to all [1].    The W3C has a number of pages on Web Accesiblity, under the WAI working group.  These guidelines [2] and [3] offer a lot of guidelines and techniques [4] on how to write HTML that is up to snuff and accesible to all.  These extra tags and techniques allow Screen Reading Software [5] that linearize HTML and provide additional context, like which labels go with which text boxes.  You can test your website for accessiblity with online tools like Bobby.[7] 

 

[1] http://www.section508.gov/

[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/WD-WAI-PAGEAUTH-0203

[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-WEBCONTENT-19990505

[4] http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-HTML-TECHS

[5] http://www.freedomscientific.com

[6] http://www.microsoft.com/enable  

[7] http://bobby.watchfire.com/bobby/html/en

[8] http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/IG/ert

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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I Really Enjoyed This Article In Ray Ozzies Blog On A Hrefhttpwwwozzienetblogstories20020924softwarePlatformDy

September 24, '02 Comments [0] Posted in
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I really enjoyed this article in Ray Ozzie's Blog on Software Platform Dynamics

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This May Be An Obvious Observation To Some But I Just Think Its Fantastic To See How Features From Microsoft Research Video

September 24, '02 Comments [0] Posted in
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This may be an obvious observation to some, but I just think it's fantastic to see how features from Microsoft Research videos from 2 or 3 years ago [http://www.aisto.com/roeder/ip/] show up directly in products today.  What a concept! R&D dollars that go directly into shipping products! :)  This Video on Intentional Programming shows a number of more superficial features that are currently in Visual Studio.NET. 

Aside from these few features they've brought forward like the Compile Error Todo List, I'd like to see how the CodeDom  would end up being used in a more far-reaching IP implementation on top of the .NET CLR.

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Fantasticfor The 4 Of You Who Are Reading This Initially Falsestarted Blog Youll Notice That Its Only Taken Me From Ma

September 23, '02 Comments [0] Posted in
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Fantastic...for the 4 of you who are reading this initially false-started blog, you'll notice that it's only taken me from May to now to figure out the firewall issues that were preventing the updating of these pages.  So, that being said, expect to see more posts more often.  Thanks for your support.

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Why NET Will Conquer The World NET Clearly Bears A Strong Resembl

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Why .NET will conquer the world. .NET clearly bears a strong resemblance to Java. It offers many of the same features, while adding interesting additions of its own (code metadata, versioned assemblies, etc). Microsoft, however, is better positioned to create a cross-market software unification framework than Sun Microsystems ever was (or is). [sellsbrothers.com: Windows Developer News]

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