Presentation on theme: "Web 2.0 Awareness for Section 508 Coordinators"— Presentation transcript:
1Web 2.0 Awareness for Section 508 Coordinators Slide 01: Session PlaceholderVisual: Photo of a macbook laser etched with Web 2.0 words burned into the lid.“Web 2.0 companies are companies smart enough to make users do the job.” companies/Web 1.0 was about Publishing (think newspapers) web 2.0 is about participation (think community cork boards); remember anytime you hear a new buzzword to ask how do we ALL participate!Awareness for Section 508 Coordinators
2Presenter: Norman B. Robinson Office of Accessible Systems & Technology (OAST) Department of Homeland Security voice: , cell:
3What is Web 2.0?informal definitions from other people
4What is Web 2.0? “something to do with the web” basic user’s perspective
5What is Web 2.0? “assume it is something advanced web-wise” basic user’s perspective
6What is Web 2.0? “uh, that is HTML - isn’t it?” flash developer’s perspective
7What is Web 2.0? “some of the cool plug-ins, man” flash developer’s perspective
8What is Web 2.0? “anything social” advanced technology user’s perspective
9“web 2.0 is web based applications that are executed locally by your browser, e.g., google maps...” What is Web 2.0?advanced technology user’s perspective
10“it is about making things easier to read and find online “it is about making things easier to read and find online...and hiding the stuff I don’t need to see or care about”What is Web 2.0?advanced technology user’s perspective
11The business revolution in the computer industry caused by the move to the internet as platform, and an attempt to understand the rules for success on that new platform. Chief among those rules is this: Build applications that harness network effects to get better the more people use them. (…”harnessing collective intelligence.”) - Tim O’Reilly“A collection of technologies - be it VoIP, Digital Media, XML, RSS, Google Maps… whatever …. that leverage the power of always on, high speed connections and treat broadband as a platform, and not just a pipe to connect.” - Om Malik“Ongoing transition of the World Wide Web from a collection of websites to a full- fledged computing platform serving web applications to end users” - Wikipedia“Web is about making the Internet useful for computers” - Jeff BezosWhat is Web 2.0?experts
14X Web 2.0 & Section 508 compatible with Web 1.0, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 3.0... ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS (SECTION 508)PUBLISHED IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER ON DECEMBER 21, 2000TABLE OF CONTENTSSUBPART A — GENERALSUBPART B — TECHNICAL STANDARDSSUBPART C — FUNCTIONAL PERFORMANCE CRITERIASUBPART D — INFORMATION, DOCUMENTATION, AND SUPPORTWeb 2.0 & Section 508Xcompatible with Web 1.0, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2,
15ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS (SECTION 508) PUBLISHED IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER ON DECEMBER 21, PDF VERSIONTABLE OF CONTENTSSUBPART A — GENERALSUBPART B — TECHNICAL STANDARDSSUBPART C — FUNCTIONAL PERFORMANCE CRITERIASUBPART D — INFORMATION, DOCUMENTATION, AND SUPPORTWeb 2.0 & Section 508X§ Web(2.0)-based intranet and internet information and applications
16ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS (SECTION 508) PUBLISHED IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER ON DECEMBER 21, PDF VERSIONTABLE OF CONTENTSSUBPART A — GENERALSUBPART B — TECHNICAL STANDARDSSUBPART C — FUNCTIONAL PERFORMANCE CRITERIASUBPART D — INFORMATION, DOCUMENTATION, AND SUPPORTWeb 2.0 & Section 508XXX§ Software applications ...and operating systems.
20The BasicsThe first Web site built was at CERN and was first put online on 6 August 1991What was web 1.0?
36 Sources* Eric Steuer "Obama-Biden transition site Change.gov now under a Creative Commons license". Creative Commons, December 1, 2008* Heather Havenstein "Obama continues 'Google-enabled government' push on transition site". Computerworld, December 1, 2008* Julian Sanchez "Rip, Mix, and Govern". Ars Technica, December 1, 2008 External links* Creative Commons 3.0 license details* Change.gov copyright statementRetrieved from "http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Obama%27s_transition_website_%27frees_the_content%27"More on: December 2, 2008 | Internet | Published | United States | Politics and conflicts | Culture and entertainment | Barack ObamaWhat do you think of this page?Please take a moment to rate this page below. Your feedback is valuable and helps us improve our website.Reliability: (select) Completeness: (select) Neutrality: (select) Presentation: (select) [submit]
37Change.gov example challenges for Web 2.0 in government get updates; enter your address?tell us your story?the blog?example challenges for Web 2.0 in government
38Change.gov same challenges for Web 1.0 in government no alt text - basic 508 issuesame challenges for Web 1.0 in government
39Technology Primerweb sites & content accessibility relies on technical staff’s awareness of Section 508
41Licensing:example challenge for Web 2.0 in government
42Obama's transition website 'frees the content' From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!In a move to open up government and embrace modern thinking on copyright, U.S. President-Elect Barack Obama's transition team website, Change.gov, has adopted the Creative Commons licenses for all content and user contributions. This will allow anyone to take material from the site and reuse it, without any concern that they may be violating copyright."This is great news and a encouraging sign that the new administration has a clear sense of the importance of openness in government and on the web. The embrace of Creative Commons licensing on Change.gov is consistent with earlier support by both Obama and John McCain for the idea of 'open debates'," said Creative Commons in a statement posted on their website.Those making reuse of the site's content are only obliged to attribute it, per the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported licence. The 'right to remix' the new license extends is not restricted to text; videos are included and the site now provides links to download copies of clips for this purpose.In addition to the new license, Change.gov has introduced open forums for the discussion of items that concern the electorate. According to Computerworld, unlike the blogs used by some government departments, posts appear unfiltered and a scoring and ranking system is employed. One of the high-traffic early discussion threads is soliciting public input on healthcare worries.All government documents are all in the public domain. Despite the ".gov" web address, the site is run by the "Obama-Biden Transition Project" charity. As a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, they are required to release their creations under any free license.Creative Commons licenses are encouraged on popular photo sharing website Flickr, and is the only applicable license on Wikinews.Have an opinion on this story? Post it!
43Institutional Thinking example challenge for Web 2.0 in government
44Non-institutional Thinking us versus them: allowing access to people outside the organization
46Technologies looking for a solution challenge for Web 2.0 in government
47HOW DO YOU KNOW YOUR DEVELOPERS KNOW HOW TO TEST? SECTION 508 DOES NOT PROVIDE WEB TECHNICAL SPECIFICS FOR ANYTHING OTHER THAN HTMLHOW DO YOU KNOW YOUR DEVELOPERS KNOW HOW TO TEST?Technology Warninghow many of you have been excited because you heard of a new technology that is absolutely accessible?new technologies are constantly released and they aren’t natively Section 508 compliant
49ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS (SECTION 508) TABLE OF CONTENTSSUBPART A — GENERALSUBPART C — FUNCTIONAL PERFORMANCE CRITERIASUBPART B — TECHNICAL STANDARDSSUBPART D — INFORMATION, DOCUMENTATION, AND SUPPORTWeb 2.0 & Section 508§ Web(2.0)-based intranet and internet information and applications, which includes § for software applications (plug-ins)
50Shinyhappypeople: Creative Commons taken by Donna Cymek; http://www Le jump des People of Marseille / Gens du Sud! taken by Elvire.R.;little people by macca;The Red Seat by awirtanen;tofu-oyaku-gah by manthatcooks;power plug by Darren Hester;Audience by yaun2003;Dead Hard Drive by fumtu;Bluey the Chihuahua sets up a Windows server;Ethernet required by quinn.anya;Social Network Diagram of the Earlist Flickr Users by by Quiplash!;One Of These Buttons Will Get Me Out Of Here by Cayusa;print by Leo Reynolds;QUESTIONS?
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52Shinyhappypeople: taken by Donna Cymek; http://www. flickr Le jump des People of Marseille / Gens du Sud! taken by Elvire.R.;little people by macca;The Red Seat by awirtanen;tofu-oyaku-gah by manthatcooks;power plug by Darren Hester;Audience by yaun2003;Dead Hard Drive by fumtu;Bluey the Chihuahua sets up a Windows server;Ethernet required by quinn.anya;Social Network Diagram of the Earlist Flickr Users by by Quiplash!;One Of These Buttons Will Get Me Out Of Here by Cayusa;Print by Leo Reynolds;