Monthly Archives: February 2009

How to write Easy English – Workshops from Scope Victoria

Workshops being held May – June 2009

This full day workshop is presented by the Accessible Information Unit, Communication Resource Centre, Scope.

Find out how you could increase the number of people who can access your services and organisation. The presenter will take you through the steps to develop accessible written information. You will start working on a document from your own workplace.

The workshop is suitable for people who write information for their workplace. This includes resources, documents, plans, posters, brochures, fliers and for the web.

Where and when:

Monday 4th May 2009 at Scope, Glenroy

Thursday 25th June 2009 at Holmesglen TAFE, Chadstone

Cost:

$242 (Including GST)

Includes Lunch, coffee/tea and handouts.

For more information:

Phone: 03 9843 2000

Email: crc@scopevic.org.au

Scope has also published: Easy English – Writing Style Guide.

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New Accessibility Updates

Back from holidays now and starting to get into work again – very hard. Much rather be horse riding, bike riding and swimming!

I noticed that WebAIM have published some interesting accessibility updates on their site in the last few weeks.

WCAG 2.0 Checklist – easy-to-use, understandable checklist for evaluating or implementing WCAG 2.0.

Color Contrast Checker – lets you select or enter a foreground and background color in RGB hexadecimal format and then select the lighten and darken options to change the colours slightly or change the luminosity.

Screen Reader Survey Results – They received more than 1100 responses with useful information about screen reader user demographics and preferences including that only 36% never or seldom use text-only versions of web pages and 71.5% of screen reader users reported that Flash is very or somewhat difficult.

This is a must read for any web publisher trying to make their site accessible to all.