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Date Topic Announcement
2017-07-11 AInspector Sidebar and FAE 2.0 User Group meeting on July 13th

For people who are new to AInspector Sidebar and/or FAE 2.0, have questions about how they work, or what reports are telling them, join us for an teleconference event to learn more about the tools and to ask questions of the developers.

No agenda other than to respond to user questions.

Date: Thursday, July 13th Time: 2:00pm Central Time (Chicago Local Time)

Join online meeting using Skype for Business: https://meet.illinois.edu/jongund/TS62HB5M

Join by phone

(217) 332-6338 or

(312) 994-8410 or

(888) 983-3631

Conference ID: 69107816

2017-06-19 AInspector Sidebar 1.1.1 released for Firefox

I am pleased to announce AInspector Sidebar 1.1.1 extension for Firefox is now available.

An important feature of release 1.1.1 is fixing the “Inspect Element” feature that was broken by an undocumented change in a Firefox. The Inspect Element button now works as expected.

Mozilla Add-ons page: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ainspector-sidebar/

Documentation: http://ainspector.github.io/

Additional changes in AInspector Sidebar 1.1 include updating the evaluation library to OpenAjax Version 1.1, the following is a summary:

HTML Element Rule Changes:

  • Replace b and i elements (HTML 1): Removed rule from both rulesets, b and i elements are defined in HTML5 and have there own unique semantics.

Keyboard Rule Changes

  • Widgets must have keyboard support required by their roles (Keyboard 1): Has been changed to only generate manual checks.

Layout Rule Changes

  • Layout tables must have meaningful sequence (Layout 1): Updated purpose messaging to help make rule requirements clearer.

  • Verify aria-flowto supports reading order (Layout 3): Added new rule to verify reflow of content.

Landmark Rule Changes

  • All content must be contained in landmarks (Landmark 2): Updated rule to not include the element imput[type="hidden"].

Widget Rule Changes

  • Verify live region is appropriate (Widget 14): Added new rule to verify the use of live regions.

2017-06-12 AInspector Sidebar and FAE 2.0 User Group meeting on June 15th

For people who are new to AInspector Sidebar and/or FAE 2.0, have questions about how they work, or what reports are telling them, join us for an teleconference event to learn more about the tools and to ask questions of the developers.

No agenda other than to respond to user questions.

Date: Thursday, June 15th Time: 2:00pm Central Time (Chicago Local Time)

Join online meeting using Skype for Business: https://meet.illinois.edu/jongund/TS62HB5M

Join by Phone

+1 217 332 6338
+1 312 994 8410
+1 888 983 3631

Conference ID: 69107816

2017-05-05 AInspector Sidebar and FAE 2.0 User Group meeting on May 11th

For people who are new to AInspector Sidebar and/or FAE 2.0, have questions about how they work, or what reports are telling them, join us for an teleconference event to learn more about the tools and to ask questions of the developers.

No agenda other than to respond to user questions.

Date: Thursday, May 11th Time: 2:00pm Central Time (Chicago Local Time)

Join online meeting using Skype for Business: https://meet.illinois.edu/jongund/TS62HB5M

Join by Phone

+1 217 332 6338
+1 312 994 8410
+1 888 983 3631

Conference ID: 69107816

2017-04-28 Functional Accessibility Evaluator 2.04 Released

Functional Accessibility Evaluator 2.04 Released

Major changes: Updated to OpenAjax evaluation Library 1.1 Improvements in reporting of URLs analyzed and excluded, including information about non-HTML files linked to pages int he website. Follow the "URL Evaluation Information" link found near the top of the report.

Detailed version information

Please report any issues you find with the new version using the contact link.

2017-04-11 AInspector Sidebar and FAE 2.0 User Group meeting on April 13th

For people who are new to AInspector Sidebar and/or FAE 2.0, have questions about how they work, or what reports are telling them, join us for an teleconference event to learn more about the tools and to ask questions of the developers.

No agenda other than to respond to user questions.

Date: Thursday, April 13th Time: 2:00pm Central Time (Chicago Local Time)

Join online meeting using Skype for Business: https://meet.illinois.edu/jongund/TS62HB5M

Join by Phone

+1 217 332 6338
+1 312 994 8410
+1 888 983 3631

Conference ID: 69107816

2017-04-04 Next Accessibility Badging Course on Landmarks and Headings starts on April 17th

Reminder new online courses designed to support the implementation of WCAG 2.0 level A and AA requirements using HTML5 and ARIA best practices start next week.

  • Participants will have the opportunity to earn badges by submitting their work to prove competency in the area a course covers.
  • The training is designed for people working in government, industry or higher education building and designing web based resources.

Web Design: Landmarks, Headings, Page Titles and Navigation
May 17, 2017

More information and registration links at:
http://go.illinois.edu/a11y-badges

2017-03-07 AInspector Sidebar and FAE 2.0 User Group meeting on March 9th

For people who are new to AInspector Sidebar and/or FAE 2.0, have questions about how they work, or what reports are telling them, join us for an teleconference event to learn more about the tools and to ask questions of the developers.

No agenda other than to respond to user questions.

Date: Thursday, March 9th Time: 2:00pm Central Time (Chicago Local Time)

Join online meeting using Skype for Business: https://meet.illinois.edu/jongund/TS62HB5M

Join by Phone

+1 217 332 6338
+1 312 994 8410
+1 888 983 3631

Conference ID: 69107816

REMINDER: First web accessibility badge on "Form Controls and Links" is on April 12th, more information on all the badges can be found at: http://go.illinois.edu/a11y-badges

2017-02-27 Online Training: Form Controls and Links is on April 12th

The DRES Accessible IT Group (AITG) of the University of Illinois is pleased to announce the offering of online web accessibility training starting in March. This is the same group that created and support FAE 2.0 and AInspector Sidebar tools. The training is based on the rule categories and rules used in these tools. The course will help you understand and implement the rules of the OpenAjax Evaluation Library for meeting W3C Web Content Accessibility Guideline 2.0 requirements.

Details: http://go.illinois.edu/a11y-badges

  • Online synchronous training sessions
  • Participants can earn badges to certify their understanding of web accessibility concepts presented in the course
  • Each course is from 4-6 hours of online instruction and activities, typically in one day
  • 20% discount to education professionals (has an e-mail with .edu)
  • Other course covering additional topics will be offered at a later date

2017-02-07 AInspector Sidebar and FAE 2.0 User Group meeting on February 9th

For people who are new to AInspector Sidebar and/or FAE 2.0, have questions about how they work, or what reports are telling them, join us for an teleconference event to learn more about the tools and to ask questions of the developers.

No agenda other than to respond to user questions.

Date: Thursday, February 9th Time: 2:00pm Central Time (Chicago Local Time)

Join online meeting using Skype for Business: https://meet.illinois.edu/jongund/HPHQQGYQ

Join by Phone

+1 217 332 6338
+1 312 994 8410
+1 888 983 3631

Conference ID: 6629250

2017-01-29 Fixed problem with analyzing one page URLs with a path

Version 2.0.3 fixed a problem with version 2.0.2. The problem was when the starting URL included a /path/ in addition to the domain information and resulted in the evaluation analyzing the page with just the domain and not the full starting URL. This resulted in one page evaluations analyzing the wrong page. This problem should be fixed now. If you have additional problems, please use the "Contact" option to raise the issue. Apologize for any inconveniences this issue may have caused.

2017-01-06 AInspector Sidebar and FAE 2.0 User Group meeting on January 12th

For people who are new to AInspector Sidebar and/or FAE 2.0, have questions about how they works, or what reports are telling them, join us for an teleconference event to learn more about the tools and to ask questions of the developers.

No agenda other than to respond to user questions.

Date: Thursday, January 12th Time: 2:00pm Central Time (Chicago Local Time)

Join online meeting using Skype for Business: https://meet.illinois.edu/jongund/HPHQQGYQ

Join by Phone

  • +1 217 332 6338
  • +1 312 994 8410
  • +1 888 983 3631

Conference ID: 6629250

2016-12-01 AInspector Sidebar and FAE 2.0 Orientation and User Group meeting on December 8th

For people who are new to AInspector Sidebar and FAE 2.0 or have questions about how it works or what reports are telling them, join us for an online event to learn more about the tools and to ask questions of the developers.

Date: Thursday, December 8th Time: 2:00pm Central Time (Chicago Local Time)

Skype Meeting Information This is an online meeting for Skype for Business, the professional meetings and communications app formerly known as Lync:

Link: https://meet.illinois.edu/jongund/N372631R

Join by phone:

  • +1 217 332 6338 (Site1-Dialin-region) English (United States)
  • +1 312 994 8410 (Site1-Dialin-region) English (United States)
  • +1 888 983 3631 (Site1-Dialin-region) English (United States)

Conference ID: 50760150