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November 29, 2009

I hope everyone in America had a stellar Thanksgiving. WebAIM posted an excellent tutorial for people new to using NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA), an open source screen reader. This free solution will allow you to experience how your Web sites or applications behave in a screen reader. It doesn't matter if you're short on budget, as long as you have a machine that runs Windows. The funny thing is that I can't personally try it out because I currently fall into that non-Windows-using group of people.

November 17, 2009

SlideShare now has a public group dedicated to presentations on Web accessibility. It currently has 15 presentations. Of course, this group does not include all of the SlideShare presentations related to Web accessibility. There are other gems out there like Jared Smith's Web Accessibility Gone Wild presentation that have not been added to the group yet. I find it easier to discover recently added presentations by referring to a single source (such as a group) than by searching sporadically or randomly hearing about a presentation through Twitter. Hopefully we'll see more presentations added to this group on an on-going basis.

November 5, 2009

Killing time on the Internet knows no boundaries. AbleGamers now has a tab dedicated to accessible Web-based games. As of November 1st, there are 65 games. The games are categorized by the type of device used to play the game, such as mouse-only, keyboard-only, etc. A few games in each category are highlighted on the gallery page. I'd also like to see player ratings or comments or links to reviews on the games to help me decide which ones to try first. Sorting the games by Most Popular helps but doesn't include enough detail. AbleGamers welcomes the addition of other accessible Web-based games. Let the good times roll!