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Submissions/First steps towards accessibility

From Wikimania 2010 • Gdańsk, Poland • July 9-11, 2010


This is an open submission for Wikimania 2010.

Title of the submission
First steps towards accessibility
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Presentation (could I change it for a worskhop with a lenght of 1.5 hours?)
Author of the submission
Rodan Bury
E-mail address or username (if username, please confirm email address in Special:Preferences)
bury.rodan@gmail.com, fr:user:Dodoïste
Country of origin
Switzerland (Geneva)
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Wikimedia Germany supports this submission.
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)

This presentation will be an overview of Wikipedia's accessibility. Although this conference will be rather tech-oriented, it won't contain technical words or code. It's for all audiences, useful for developers and for the average user as well.

7 months ago, an accessibility expert gave a conference about Wikipedia in Paris Web 2009. I will summarize and translate his conference for you.

Table of contents:

  1. What is accessibility, and why should we care?
  2. The approach to improve accessibility - between ATAG, WCAG 2.0 and community guidelines
  3. Example of issues from the Mediawiki core and extensions, and how to fix them
  4. How accessibility becomes common practice in a community
  5. How the Wikimedia Foundation should get involved

(more to come soon)

Time slot
30 minutes (1.5 hours if it can be changed for a workshop)
Track (People and Community/Knowledge and Collaboration/Infrastructure)
Community, Collaboration & Infrastructure
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Yes, as I am interested to meet developers, members of the Board, and members of the Usability Initiative.
Slides or further information (optional)
This presentation complements the workshop Submissions/Accessibility Workshop.

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