+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE. - Volume 9, Issue 28, January 8, 2011. An email newsletter to distribute news and information about web design and development. ++ISSUE 28 CONTENTS. SECTION ONE: New references. What's new at the Web Design Reference site? http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/ New links in these categories: 01: ACCESSIBILITY. 02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS. 03: EVALUATION & TESTING. 04: EVENTS. 06: MISCELLANEOUS. 06: NAVIGATION. 07: USABILITY. SECTION TWO: 08: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site? [Contents ends.] ++ SECTION ONE: New references. +01: ACCESSIBILITY. Guidelines for Accessible Forms By Steven Datt. "In an age where user feedback and interaction has become so popular, accessible forms have become that much more important. Many sites have already embraced making their forms accessible, and done a pretty good job of it, but inevitably some will still lack that little extra something - as small as an inappropriately named label through to no accessible features at all..." http://www.webcredible.co.uk/user-friendly-resources/web-accessibility/accessible-forms-guidelines.shtml Five Myths About Accessibility Myths By Matt May. "...In an effort to focus our energies a little better, I’ve put together the problems I find with the “accessibility myths” genre. And since it is better, pedagogically speaking, to present material in a form that the audience finds comfortable, here they are: five myths about accessibility myths..." http://www.bestkungfu.com/archive/date/2011/01/accessibility-myth-myths/ Federal Government Files a Motion for Reconsideration in the Jodhan Vase By Catherine Roy. "...1.) I want to see a stop to a waste of time and resources that pursuing this request for Reconsideration represents. 2.) I want to see a real plan for making Canadian government websites accessible to all people with disabilities, including the treatment of existing content in lieu of this dangerous blanket notion of handling “stored content” upon request. 3.) I want all stakeholders (government, people with disabilities, industry experts) to be contributors to that plan and to the solutions therein. 4.) And then, I want to see the government roll up its sleeves and do the work." http://www.catherine-roy.net/blog/2011/01/01/reconsideration-jodhan-case/ You Reap What You Sow: The Australian Government's Report on PDF Accessibility By Duff Johnson. "This article analyzes the recent Australian Government's study into the Accessibility of the Portable Document Format for people with a disability (hereafter "the Report"), published in November, 2010 by the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) together with Vision Australia, a consultancy." http://www.appligent.com/talkingpdf-AGIMO-Report-Assessment PDF vs HTML for Organisations By Alastair Campbell. "...There is a good reason why HTML websites are more likely to be accessible than PDFs in this context: the interface..." http://alastairc.ac/2011/01/pdf-vs-html-for-organisations/ No JAWS 11 in 2011 By Terrill Thompson. "...So, we faced quite a dilemma in 2010. Do we avoid using the HTML5
element, solely because JAWS 11 can't handle it in Firefox? ...In October 2010, JAWS version 12 was released. It took me until late December to finally get around to installing it (busy year), but now that I've done so, I'm pleased to find that the
bug has been fixed..." http://terrillthompson.blogspot.com/2011/01/no-jaws-11-in-2011.html Try Audio Describing a Painting By Royal National Institute of Blind People. "Think of your favourite work of visual art. Now try describing the essence of it by writing it down or saying it out loud to yourself in about 200 words..." http://www.rnib.org.uk/LIVINGWITHSIGHTLOSS/LEISURECULTURE/ARTSCRAFTS/PAINTING/Pages/audio_description_painting.aspx +02: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS. CSS 101 By Thierry Koblentz. Comprehensive CSS site. http://www.css-101.org/ The CSS3 Object-Fit and Object-Position Properties By Chris Mills. "A common problem in CSS concerns how to control the aspect ratio of replaced elements, such as or