Creating an Accessible Web Page

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Description

Federal Developer Evangelist Marc Schweigert shows you how to take advantage of the new features of ASP.NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005 to build accesible web applications.  You'll also learn about a new feature of Visual Web Developer that can check your markup for WCAG and Section 508 compliance.

Additional Resources:
Accessibility Support in ASP.NET
ASP.NET Controls and Accessibility


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    rjpaulsen

    Although a bit painful watching controls placed on a screen, the content is good.

    Accessibility is a pain, but it is important. Glad to see it get some focus in 2005.

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    keydet
    Thanks for the feedback!  It was tough to make this one short and captivating.  As you mentioned, this is a very important subject that I thought was important to show.  Would it have been better if I broke it up into a Part I & II?

    -Marc
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    jeff.lynch
    Mark,

    Really good screencast!

    What are your thoughts about using the new ASP.NET 2.0 menu control as they relate to accessibility?

    I normally use a bulleted list formatted by CSS instead a menu control since the menu control outputs a table and I "thought" using tables for layout purposes violated the accessibility guidelines. I'm also experimenting using a templated Repeater control to output the bulleted list html so I can bind it to a sitemap data source.

    Jeff Lynch
    http://codebetter.com/blogs/jeff.lynch

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