Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HI-TEC) directly addresses the unique needs of technician educators. During the conference you will discover exciting advances in both technology and teaching that will help prepare your students...
San Francisco's Exploratorium showcases the work of researchers at the Natural History Museum in London and Las Cuevas Biological Station in Belize, who are investigating the nature and diversity of life. From Jungle to Lab is part of the Exploratorium's Origin Project, created to explain how scientists explore "the beginnings of the universe, of matter, of the earth, and of life itself." This well-designed Web site contains loads of multimedia features, such as a slide show of Las Cuevas (including a 360 view of the biological station), video and audio clips of researchers explaining their work, Web casts, and much more. The contents of this site are thoughtfully organized and skillfully presented. For example, the section titled Ideas appears as a virtual field notebook, each page addressing a different aspect of evolutionary mechanism for biodiversity. In all, this is a fantastic Web site that is worth a visit for design features alone, if not the enlightening content.
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"What is web accessibility?" Find an answer, along with plenty of tips and tools to cultivate the practice, on Web Axe. Formerly a podcast and blog, and now focused on the latter initiative, Web Axe is a great resource for anyone responsible for creating online content. Unfortunately, web accessibility has actually decreased in recent times, so it is more important than ever to design with accessibility in mind. Luckily, the wealth of ideas on this site are here to help. For example, readers will find an overview of Google Chrome and Chromium features that allow users to test the accessibility of their designs. Additionally, several posts highlight useful articles, studies, and materials about web accessibility, helping readers expand their trove of resources. Plus, readers in the digital accessibility field may benefit from the occasional job round-up posts, which highlight openings all over the world. Web Axe was founded by Dennis Lembree in 2005, and the podcast was co-hosted with Ross Johnson.
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