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Fourth Annual e-Learning Summit

I just got back from presenting at the Baltimore County Fourth Annual e-Learning Summit. I heard most of Susan Patrick’s keynote address, and was amazed to learn just how far Mexico and China are in developing e-Learning content and platforms.

I co-presented a talk with Heather Katz on creating accessible content for e-learning. Heather did a wonderful job of explaining the current state of Flash accessibility and best practices. This is the third talk I’ve given this year on accessibility, and I’ve created a new area on my site for the subject.

Talking about Melons
Here’s me, demonstrating how to talk with your hands. About fruit.

Nice watertower

Thank you to all the great people I met today.

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Web Accessibility Conference, 2008

At long last, the day is here. After almost a full year of planning, the Johns Hopkins Web Accessibility Conference will take place today.

web blocks

I’m delighted to say that I’m giving a talk on the basics of CSS and you can download my materials here. My presentation slides, the examples and sample site are available in a zip file. I’ve been teaching the in-and-outs of CSS for two years, sometimes in a semester long format, sometimes in a single day. This is my first shot at an hour and fifteen minute long overview.

[Update: I’m writing from the conference. There are about 140 attendees. That’s more than the sum of all co-workers at every small company I’ve ever worked for. My talk went well!]

If you came to the conference, thank you! I hope it was helpful!

I’ve donated my own time to create this presentation and these materials – I didn’t get paid to do this. I think accessibility is important, and I think that if we all strive to make web sites using the standards provided by the W3 – as flawed as the process is – we will  shape that path we all are on – developers and designers, web users and browser makers.