Posts Tagged ‘Sarawak’

Malaysia’s Monumental Gathering of Accessibility Advocates

October 14, 2011

This week in Kuching, Sarawak, one of the largest accessibility events was conducted and organized by a dynamic group dedicated to supporting accessible online information. A massive crowd of more than 400 people gathered to learn about and subsequently support web accessibility in the country’s biggest web accessibility seminar.

Attendees of this event consisted of high-ranking government officials of Sarawak and other Malaysian states, developers and designers of websites, IT students–basically people from all walks of life that are interested in web accessibility. The seminar was held on October 12, 2011 at the Grand Margherita Hotel in Kuching.

some of the audience in the October 12 accessibility seminar in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Talking About the Public’s Role in Web Accessibility

I had the privilege of being one of the speakers in this momentous event. I explained about everyone’s role in making the Internet a more accessible place. The 400-strong group and I looked at the basic ways on how to ensure that online contents are accessible. Generally, these consist of text descriptions for images, proper use of HTML codes, and keyboard-driven web elements. During the discussion, I pointed out the fact that all of us, whether we make websites or are simply Internet users, can all play a role in making online information accessible to people with disabilities.

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Working on the Accessibility of Malaysian Websites

April 18, 2011

Last year, I had the privilege of conducting the first web accessibility workshop in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. Since then, the event’s organizers and I have communicated closely via email. And as part of our commitment to help the Sarawak government, we provide reviews and recommendations to help ensure that their websites remain accessible to persons with disabilities.

Below, I’d like to share one of the reviews I’ve recently done for the Sarawak government. This is an accessibility review of the Sarawak Government Portal (www.sarawak.gov.my). I used the JAWS (Job Access With Speech) screen reader in accessing the site’s pages. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0 is the document I used in doing the review.

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Promoting Web Accessibility in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

November 14, 2010

The first web accessibility workshop in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia was held from November 9 to 12, 2010. I had the honor of being one of the speakers in this event. Below I’ll share some information about the workshop and things I have learned from it.

Julius speaking in the Web Accessibility Workshop at the Sarawak Information Systems Training Center

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