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UX Champaign-Urbana (CU) Message Board › Feb. book discount, rescheduling Wroblewski, and brown bag next week

Feb. book discount, rescheduling Wroblewski, and brown bag next week

Melinda M.
melmillerCU
Group Organizer
Champaign, IL
Discount code for our February book

There is a 40% off discount for the Champaign-Urbana User Experience Book Club on David Kadavy's book, Design for Hackers. (This our book for the Feb. 6 meetup.) To get the discount, order from Wiley.com and use the promo code "oskee." The 40% discount is valid until the end of April.


Working on new date with Luke

We are working with Luke Wroblewski to reschedule our Skype chat. (For those of who weren't there, Luke had an Internet outage on his end, so we discussed the book without him.) We're hoping that chat will be rescheduled for Jan. 24 or 25. We'll send an update when we know for sure.


Jon Gunderson's talk on rich Internet accessibility

One of the participants at book club in January Jon Gunderson will be presenting a talk next week that you might find interesting.


When: 12-1 p.m. Wednesday, January 18
Where: 114 Huff Hall

This Brownbag will address using Accessible Rich Internet Accessibility (ARIA) markup to make web pages, forms and dynamic content more accessible. Join Jon Gunderson as he presents design patterns on how to use ARIA landmark roles to markup sections of a web page. He will also talk about the accessibility issues of dynamic menus and hide/show content and how ARIA applies or does NOT apply to these user interface features. He will show examples of how to use ARIA markup to improve the accessibility of error feedback, required/invalid controls and instructional information for form controls. Finally, there will be a demonstration of JQuery-UI and Dojo libraries that have integrated ARIA and keyboard support into many of their widgets.
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