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Jonathan Blundell
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We're wanting to do some on-site training for all our web folks.

Who would you recommend?
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Thanks! I'll check them out.
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Our back end team created a basic Javascript accordion for some dropdown menus and text around our website. It's come in pretty handy.

I had someone test the pages with JAWS previously and they said it worked great. However, I was testing the pages myself on my mobile device with Voice Over on and by trying to navigate the page with my keyboard on the desktop and didn’t have as much luck.

Both my phone and browser skipped the links as it didn’t see them as actual links.

Here’s the latest page I’ve used it on: http://www.dcccd.edu/AU/WhoWeAre/History/Pages/Bill-Priest-Tribute.aspx

Is there anything I can add to the HTML or script that will make the text appear as a link?

A couple things I’ve tried –

Adding a hyperlink to the text but it just cancelled out the Javascript (maybe the Javascript needs to be changed?)

Adding role=link within the tag. From what I can tell, the browser skips it.

Adding tabindex=0 within the tag. That seems to work as expected but SharePoint strips the tag out unless I use a specialized HTML web part. If this is the best solution, I can do it. I’d just prefer to keep the text in the WSIWYG editor if possible for others to edit.

Any ideas would be super appreciated. Thanks!
A special tribute was held for Dr. Bill J. Priest, Wednesday, April 22, at Eastfield College in Mesquite.
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I'm re-building it with a true link now..
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I'm on the hunt again for another great employee... I'm looking for a graphic designer with web and video experience.

If this is you - come join a great team!

https://dcccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/11951
Rich Media Developer/Producer (District Office). Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying to the opening. To apply to the position, please click the Apply to this Job link/button.
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Web Accessibility  - 
 
Any web developers have a great resource for accessible color palettes?

Getting proper contrast on one or two colors isn't to hard to do but 8 colors... yikes.
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There are a couple of color scheme generators out there, and don't forget the W3C spec. I can get some links later when not on a phone. 
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I hope no one objects (I'll be glad to remove the posting if it's against the community guidelines) but I wanted to share some job openings we have in our Public and Governmental Affairs office at +Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) 

We have five job openings in our area. Come join the team.

Rich Media Developer/Producer 
https://dcccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/11133

Manager, News Communications 
https://dcccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/11213

News Writer 
https://dcccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/11212

Social Media and Marketing Coordinator 
https://dcccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/11131

Sr. Digital Editor/Writer
https://dcccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/11097
Rich Media Developer/Producer (District Office). Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying to the opening. To apply to the position, please click the Apply to this Job link/button.
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I hope no one objects (I'll be glad to remove the posting if it's against the community guidelines) but I wanted to share some job openings we have in our Public and Governmental Affairs office at +Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) 

We have five job openings in our area. Come join the team.

Rich Media Developer/Producer 
https://dcccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/11133

Manager, News Communications 
https://dcccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/11213

News Writer 
https://dcccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/11212

Social Media and Marketing Coordinator 
https://dcccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/11131

Sr. Digital Editor/Writer
https://dcccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/11097
Rich Media Developer/Producer (District Office). Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying to the opening. To apply to the position, please click the Apply to this Job link/button.
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Jonathan Blundell

● SharePoint 2010  - 
 
We're running into some issues with trying to remove/hide pages from SharePoint 2010 (public facing site).
We can easily hide pages from the navigation and remove all the links we know about - but there's still the possibility of other people linking to it still.
We can also delete the pages but often they're pages we want to keep for safekeeping as the program or information may become needed in six months to a year.
We haven't yet found a solid solution. Has anyone else? Does this get any better in SP 2013?
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+Marc Wenning that sounds like what I would expect - but our team said that wasn't doable. Wonder if they've restricted it for some reason. I'll probably tick them off by checking it on my own. :-)
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● SharePoint 2010  - 
 
We're running SharePoint 2010 (hopefully 2013 soon) and I'm using a list to track images posted to our external site - along with click through rates.
Right now, every time I post a new image I create a new item in the list, along with start date, end date, related URL and click throughs as I get the stats.
The process works OK but I'm often reusing the images and wondering if there's a better way to track the images than one item per image run.
I started with a resource tracking list but that seemed overkill since approximately half of my images are used only once.
Any ideas on how I can better use SharePoint to track this information?
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Thanks! That makes sense however the list I'm tracking the data in is actually separate from the publication list. I'm tracking the information internally and copying and pasting the various URLs into a separate list on the public site since they're on two separate farms. I considered using version control and just updating the information each time the image is used - however then I don't have a good comparison so I can say, "When we ran this image in Feb, it had 400 clicks. When we ran it in March, it had 500 clicks" without adding a lot of columns to each item.
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Any web developers have a great resource for accessible color palettes?

Getting proper contrast on one or two colors isn't to hard to do but 8 colors... yikes.
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Didnt know of any, but I found this one : http://accessibility.oit.ncsu.edu/tools/color-contrast/ Looks pretty helpful as is can compare and analyse any colour combination you give it. If you found any other please share.
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Curious to hear everyone's input -
I've been charged with coming up with an interactive mapping solution for our CEO so he can display demographic data, unemployment numbers, etc. etc. with just a few clicks/swipes on either a large touchscreen TV/panel or on a large TV tied to a tablet device.
I'm pretty sure ESRI/ArcGIS is the way to go but wondering if a Web App or Presentation will be the best option to be sure he has it as accessible as possible without any issues or hick-ups.
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The 'ESRI Insights' app allows you to view demographic information for a specific location or region that you specify.  You can also quickly generate reports.  Its a pretty simple app, but it gets the job done and is easy to use.  Of course, this will require and arcgis online organizational account with named users and credits but would require no programming or data of your own.  Just a thought, good luck!
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General Discussion  - 
 
I hope no one objects (I'll be glad to remove the posting if it's against the community guidelines) but I wanted to share some job openings we have in our Public and Governmental Affairs office at +Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) 

We have five job openings in our area. Two of them may be of special interest to this community. Rich Media Developer/Producer and Social Media and Marketing Coordinator.

Come join the team.

Rich Media Developer/Producer 
https://dcccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/11133

Manager, News Communications 
https://dcccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/11213

News Writer 
https://dcccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/11212

Social Media and Marketing Coordinator 
https://dcccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/11131

Sr. Digital Editor/Writer
https://dcccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/11097
Rich Media Developer/Producer (District Office). Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying to the opening. To apply to the position, please click the Apply to this Job link/button.
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I've been operating under the impression that Section 508 says online videos should be captioned and have transcripts as well.
However, now that someone's asked for documentation I can't seem to find it. Am I dreaming up the requirement or am I simply missing the documentation now?
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I'm a husband, father, blogger, podcaster, author and media geek who is hoping to live a simple life and follow The Way.

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