Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Making Web Content Accessible for Everyone

I apologize for the lack of posts on my blog lately. As I expected, with going back to school my free time has been constricted a bit.

I wanted to share with you my current project for school. I'm currently taking a Principles of Writing with Technology class towards my major in Technical Communication. Part of the class involves a project - could be anything from a research paper to a website.

I decided to create a blog aimed at content programmers and creators for the web. This blog is intended to assist people who program and write for the web in making the content they create accessible for everyone, including those with disabilities.

The blog/website will encompass everything from advocacy for captioned video to how to add alt text to images for people using screen readers.

It's been very eye opening for me so far and I've only just started! I hope you will take a look and give me feedback along with the feedback I'll be receiving in class.

Of course I still plan to write here, and I definitely will when things settle down, but I'm really enjoying the chance to explore different aspects of technology I haven't been able to before. 

And if you can think of anything that would be a good fit for this site, let me know! I plan to cross-reference items related to deafness and hearing loss between both of these blogs.

2 comments:

  1. I love it. Will keep on reading as this of interest to me as well. Wil certainly be taking note of your post about images. Going to be updating my posts on my deaf blog accordingly from beginning of this year.

    All the best with your work.

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  2. This is an excellent fit for your talents, Megan. I wish you all the best as your pursue your degree in Technical Communication.

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