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[#a11yTO] About the Web Experience Toolkit w/Laura Wesley & Nick Schonning

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Published on Apr 16, 2013

This is an event video from the Toronto Accessibility & Inclusive Design group. I strongly suggest joining their group on meetup as they run amazing events:
http://www.meetup.com/a11yTo/

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The Web Experience Toolkit (WET) is an open-source web framework for building and maintaining websites that are accessible, usable, and interoperable. WET is led by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat and has been collaboratively developed and maintained by Government of Canada departments and external Web communities. WET is free of use by government departments and external web communities equally.

"WET conforms to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) AA and leverages both HTML5 and Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) to further enhance accessibility.

WET eases compliance with the Standard on Web Accessibility, the Standard on Web Usability and the Standard on Web Interoperability. It is highly recommended for use on Government of Canada websites."

A few useful links about WET:

Treasury Board informatio page:
http://tbs-sct.gc.ca/ws-nw/wa-aw/wet-...

WET Wiki & GitHub repository:
http://github.com/wet-boew/wet-boew/wiki

Laura is Lead, Web Usability in the Web Standards Office at Treasury Board Secretariat. She is part of a growing movement of user-centered design practitioners improving the way information and services are delivered to the public, in part, through an open source project called the Web Experience Toolkit (https://github.com/wet-boew/).
Blog: http://usability4government.wordpress...
Twitter: https://twitter.com/resultsjunkie
LinkedIn: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/laurawesley.

Nick is an enterprise developer & Civil Servant by day, Open Source over committer by night, and full time nerd.
GitHub: github.com/nschonni
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nschonni
LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/nickschonning

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