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WCAG Overview

WCAG Overview
Introduction Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is developed through the W3C process in cooperation with individuals and organizations around the world, with a goal of proving a single shared standard for web content accessibility that meets the needs of individuals, organizations, and governments internationally. The WCAG documents explain how to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities. Web "content" generally refers to the information in a web page or web application, including: natural information such as text, images, and sounds code or markup that defines structure, presentation, etc. Who WCAG is for WCAG is primarily intended for: Web content developers (page authors, site designers, etc.) Related resources are intended to meet the needs of many different people, including policy makers, managers, researchers, and others. WCAG is a technical standard, not an introduction to accessibility. What is in WCAG 2.0 Technical document format Who develops WCAG

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Off the Beaten Path: 6 Unusual Ways to Use Pinterest Pinterest is no longer just about food, clothes, and weddings. We have learned in the past the potential for business on this social network is great, and many awesome brands are now using it to generate revenue and gain customer loyalty. While many still rely on the social scrapbooking service for these traditional uses, lots of other creative applications are emerging. Did you know that Pinterest is also a great way to organize music? How about using Pinterest to find your lost pet, or report from a war zone?

Evaluating Websites for Accessibility: Overview "Evaluating Websites for Accessibility" is a multi-page resource suite that outlines different approaches for evaluating websites for accessibility. While it does not provide checkpoint-by-checkpoint testing techniques, it does provide general procedures and tips for evaluation in different situations, from evaluation during website development to ongoing monitoring of existing sites. The approaches in these pages are intended to supplement other content management and quality assurance procedures. The "Evaluating Websites for Accessibility" resource suite includes the following documents:

The Ultimate Guide To Social Media Contests, 15 Steps The Ultimate Guide To Social Media Contests, 15 Steps It’s sometimes tricky, with social marketing, to separate your efforts from the “noise” of every other piece of content, news, and nonsense out there on the web. It is a challenge to establish and build meaningful relationships with your followers, with so much competing for their attention. That’s where social media contests come in. Contests are a great way to increase excitement and exposure of your company and brand socially while allowing you to crowdsource loads of content. If you plan on running a social media contest, use this timeline to successfully plan and execute the ultimate contest. State of the Union 2016: Commission proposes modern EU copyright rules for European culture to flourish and circulate On the occasion of President Juncker's 2016 State of the Union address, the Commission today set out proposals on the modernisation of copyright to increase cultural diversity in Europe and content available online, while bringing clearer rules for all online players. The proposals will also bring tools for innovation to education, research and cultural heritage institutions. Digital technologies are changing the way music, films, TV, radio, books and the press are produced, distributed and accessed. New online services such as music streaming, video-on-demand platforms and news aggregators have become very popular, while consumers increasingly expect to access cultural content on the move and across borders. The new digital landscape will create opportunities for European creators as long as the rules offer legal certainty and clarity to all players. As a key part of its Digital Single Market strategy, the Commission has adopted proposals today to allow:

Readers need a sense of context of their place within an organization of information. In paper documents this sense of where you are is a mixture of graphic and editorial organizational cues supplied by the graphic design of the book, the organization of the text, and the physical sensation of the book as an object. Electronic documents provide none of the physical cues we take for granted in assessing information. Is social media manager a stressful job? Is it worse if you’re a woman? I have a saying hanging in my home office that says, “Look like a girl, act like a lady, think like a man, work like a boss.” Am I putting too much pressure on myself by adopting this motto? Chapter 83, of Chris Brogan’s book, Social Media 101: Tactics and Tips to Develop Your Business Online, “How to Do More With Less Time,” made me a little anxious. If you’re self-employed, you’re on the job 24/7.

How People with Disabilities Use the Web: Overview ◦ Web Accessibility Initiative ◦ W3C In-Suite Navigation Introduction How do people who cannot move their arms use your website? What about people who cannot see well or at all? Or people who have difficulty hearing or understanding, or have other accessibility needs? This resource introduces how people with disabilities, including people with age-related impairments, use the Web.

WCAG 2.0 at a Glance WAI: Strategies, guidelines, resources to make the Web accessible to people with disabilities Site Navigation W3C Home Everything You Need To Know About Google Primer How many startups failed to take off solely due to marketing inexperience? Numbers show that lack of market insight and wasted advertising budget make up for 11% of new business failure. In an attempt to decrease the skills gap between online marketing veterans and those just entering the business, Google launched Google Primer,—a new app that promises to teach you the ropes of online marketing in 5-minute lessons. What: A new iOS app from GoogleWhy: To teach digital marketing basics in a simple, efficient wayHow much: FreeWhere you can get it: App Store