Accessibility is all about building websites for people with a disability. Not just colorblindness, but any limitation that prevents them to fully understand the content or message an organisation wants to tell their customers on a website.
Without building fully accessible websites, organisations are preventing access for a large group of people interested in products or information that is available on the website.
Since more countries prohibit the building of accessible websites (like governmental websites in the Netherlands, and the US among some of the countries), this becomes a pressing issue for developers and editors.
In this presentation I will show the audience how it is to 'see' through the eyes of people with disabilities. I will demonstrate easy ways to make any website more accessible. I will also tell the audience why making accessible websites is not only of interest for people with disabilities, but also for search engine optimization and more.
Ric van Westhreenen is managing director at the Dutch internet firm alterNET. His interest for the internet started in 1994 while working as a project manager at the Erasmus University (a later user of TYPO3!).
To stop the personal astronomical telephone bills he started alterNET with Hans Olthoff in 1995, so they could deduct the costs as business investment.
Currently alterNET is one of the leading Dutch TYPO3 companies with customers from governmental agencies, municipalities, non-profit organisations, blue chip companies and educational institutions.
alterNET (http://www.alternet.nl) has a strong focus on developing accessible websites and applications.
by Berit Hlubek
This talk is targeted to everyone interested in an easier way of creating and updating CSS for your websites. I will show the great benefits of using SASS for design implementation.
With the usage of SASS you gain the possibility to write CSS while using variables, nesting of styles and other flexible techniques like the powerful mixins, selector inheritance, basic operations (e.g. numbers, colors) or interpolation.
The written code will be compiled into standard CSS and for meeting the different needs the output format can be configured e.g. compressed which will create a minified CSS file.
For using SASS in your TYPO3 project right now the extension sassify is ready for editing and compiling SASS directly inside your TYPO3 installation.
From an outside view the official TYPO3 teams seem to be somewhat mystique or even invisible. Nevertheless the members do a tremendous amount of voluntary work for TYPO3.
But in fact everybody started small (except Kasper ;)). Some people joined the TYPO3 way since the beginning and some started to participate a while ago. What everybody has in common though is the great enthusiasm about TYPO3 and its future. And not all of them are developers.
Our talk will be about the participation in one of the TYPO3 teams. We will present the different teams and show their important work for TYPO3. You will get an impression how to join a TYPO3 team and be active on a longterm basis.
6th–8th October 2011