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  Link:  The Top Five Accessibility Priorities for Web Sites: The How (Coastline Community College)  
  Link:  TPG Color Contrast Analyzer Text must have a high contrast with its background color for people to comfortably read it.  This is one of many tools that allows you to test color combinations and see if there is sufficient contrast between the two colors.  
  Link:  Web accessibility for cognitive disabilities and learning difficulties Opera "covers a few of the problems users with cognitive disabilities may have that can affect their ability to use the Web, as well as the things that developers can do to alleviate these...
  Link:  WebAIM One of the premier, online accessilibity resources.  WebAIM includes checklists for accessibility, videos and resources, as well as tools to evaluate websites' accesibility.  

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  Managing over 100 sections of a college website is no simple task. Amongst the many issues there is access control, syndication of content across the entire site, and providing a consistent and meaningful structure for users. Luckily, Drupal 7 is able to satisfy these...
Footing off the tin tunnel into a wanton airport of bouncing black hair, rummage among the piles of passports, papers and endless red stamps Hello! (they will shout) Welcome to China! Come stay here! The "Hello Taxi!" man angles you a sharp and sticky leer that rebounds off the...
J.B. Grinnell is a towering figure in the history of Grinnell, Iowa. Josiah Bushnell Grinnell -- better known as J.B. -- was born in Vermont in 1821. He grew up a farm boy, working in the fields in the spring and summer and attending school only in the winter. He learned quickly...
My story is that I came to Grinnell in 1958 as an early entrant (didn’t graduate high school) from an East Coast suburb. Not only was I Jewish, but also I came from a secular Jewish, left-wing family. I think my Grinnell experience solidified my Jewish identification because I...
I knew Jim from the time that he was a senior at Grinnell College and I was on the admission staff. He and Judge Dale Mossey '68 and I started at the University Law School together in the fall of 1968, an incredible year of presidential resignation, two assassinations, exploding...
Back by popular demand: More Drupal Intro Training.  We scheduled this training on a weekend so students could attend, but faculty and staff are also welcome.  The more, the merrier. Date: Saturday, February 7 Time: 10am-12pm (Intro/Standards), 1pm-2:30pm (Hands On) This will be...
  You probably remember the smile that spread across your face during Drupal training when we told you about Mozilla Firefox's built-in spell checking.  Next came the crushing disappointment when we finished our sentence "...and right now it doesn't work." Well invite that smile...
  Issue:   Fall 2008 Author:   George Drake '56   Originally presented to the Grinnell Fortnightly Club on Feb. 25, 2008. "When I went down for the first time into the steerage, no one said a word of cheer, no one waved farewell. I left strangers...
  The changes in Drupal are far-reaching and can easily feel overwhelming. Here are three features that are worth taking the time to get to know. They'll make your life better. Paste as Plain Text Unfortunately, pasted text from Word, Excel, Outlook, or even a browser often...
  Posted by:  Jim Reische In my last post I compared website development to a family dinner: it’s not easy trying to make everyone happy, but let’s not give up and take the kids to McDonald’s. Today I want to stretch that family analogy a little further (sociologists and...
You've found the one place on the internet to read blog posts almost exclusively about Grinnell.edu's website. What's more exciting than Grinnell.edu standards, business processes, web editing tips, or training announcments? Most things! But it doesn't mean they're not important...

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