Information Design Watch

May 10, 2004, 3:55 pm

Web Accessibility Resources

By d/D

Two important sets of Web Accessibility guidelines are the U.S. Government’s Section 508 standards and the W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative, whose priority-based “Checkpoints” are probably the most commonly used accessibility standard:

http://www.section508.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Content&ID=12#Web

http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/full-checklist.html

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May 8, 2004, 8:26 am

Where to Go Wireless

By d/D

If you’re traveling — to Brighton Beach, say, or a San Francisco Giants baseball game — JiWire has a guide to wireless hot spots around the world:

http://www.jiwire.com/

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May 8, 2004, 8:22 am

Saturation Coverage

By d/D

Based on data from the Google News aggregator, Marcos Weskamp’s “Newsmap” uses similar algorithms as the well known Map of the Market to show the amount of news coverage in regards to prominent stories:

“Newsmap does not pretend to replace the googlenews aggregator. It’s objective is to simply demonstrate visually the relationships between data and the unseen patterns in news media. It is not thought to display an unbiased view of the news, on the contrary it is thought to ironically accentuate the bias of it.

http://www.marumushi.com/apps/newsmap/newsmap.cfm

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