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Surf a GB with Glenda’s Thumb at Open Web Camp IV

"Featuring talks by some of the brightest names working today, Open Web Camp IV is a one-day event held in the heart of Silicon Valley. Topics range from HTML5 and CSS3 to accessible web development and delivering for the mobile web. Learn from industry pros how the open web will rock your world.” Organized by…

Is Your Site POUR? Find Out at SXSW

Are you a blogger, web designer or a business wanting to increase your web traffic and readership by creating sites accessible to people with disabilities – an under tapped market with more than twice the spending power of American teenagers and almost 18 times the spending power of the American “tweens” market?

Are you attending the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference?

See me speak SXSW 2011 Interactive, March 11-15

Join me for “The Untapped iPad Market: Is Your Site POUR?”

Date: Sunday, March 13th, 2011
Time: 12:30-1:30pm
Location: Austin Convention Center – Room 6AB

My text-to-speech software and PowerPoint are set to explore the following five questions:

  1. How is the iPad life-changing for many people with disabilities?
  2. What is the size of the disability market and its spending power?
  3. What are the barriers people with disabilities face online?
  4. What are the four guiding principles to creating accessible websites and blogs?
  5. Where do you start in making your website or blog accessible?

I’m really excited about this session. It should be a good, jam-packed one. Please come up and introduce yourself. No need to be shy!

If you are not attending SXSW, you can follow along on Sunday with the hashtag #POURsite on Twitter.

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Why Blog Accessibility?

Why have a blog dedicated to blog accessibility? Isn’t blog accessibility simply web accessibility guidelines applied to blogs? Yes, blog accessibility is the same as web accessibility, but it is also different. Let me explain: When a “traditional” website is created, a team (sometimes a team of one) works together on the project. Granted, one…