April is Accessiblity Month
The entire month of April has been designated "Accessibility Month" at the HTML Writers Guild. The purpose of this annual month-long event is to highlight the value and importance of designing all web sites with complete accessibility in mind -- meaning, the pages you write should be equally useable in the latest versions of major browsers as in a voice-reader for the blind, or by anyone else with a non-"standard" means of accessing the web.
During the month of April, we'll be using the Guild's resources to educate both our membership, numbering over 90,000 web designers, and the web industry as a whole about this important issue, through a number of special projects and events.
Projects and events scheduled for Accessibility April include:
The overall goal of Accessibility Month is to create a greater awareness, both within and outside of the Guild, of the need for and importance of accessibility considerations in web design. The Guild's first Accessibility Month focus was held in April 1998.
Questions regarding Accessibility Month can be directed to Kynn Bartlett, firstname.lastname@example.org.