InfoQuest! Information Services
InfoQuest! makes sure your web site works. We provide Internet performance audits and optimization services: accessibility compliance, traffic analytics, search optimization, content development, marketing and promotion strategies, and usability. InfoQuest! also provides research for marketing, planning, competitive intelligence, and product development.
About InfoQuest! Resource Guides Internet Professionals Northwest (IPN) Information for Librarians Cybrargonians on the Net Business Resources International Trade Resources Educational Resources Gerontology/Aging Resources Internet Surveys & Statistics Consumer Products Resources Medical & Health Resources Arts & Entertainment Resources Education & Training Resources Career Planning Knowledge Management Online Tutoring Validators Accessibility Resources Usability Resources Search Engine Resources Security
As of June 21, 2001, US federal agencies must make websites accessible to people with vision impairments, hearing problems, limited dexterity and other disabilities. Section 508, an amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, mandates that people with disabilities be given as easy access to government information, including through websites, as anyone else. Organizations not covered under Section 508 may need to provide accessible websites under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, or other applicable laws. Website accessibility is an international issue: many countries have instituted laws based upon the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) put forth by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
What does this mean for the average website owner? Who needs to comply and how do you do it?
Find answers to these questions in this section with information from presentations given by Terry Chadwick on the subject at the April 9, 2002 meeting of Internet Professionals Northwest (IPN); the Internet Librarian 2001 Conference on November 6, 2001 in Pasadena, California; the CHIFOO meeting on Web Site Accessibility on August 22, 2001; and on September 17, 2001 at the Making Information Technology Accessible to Employees and the General Public with Disabilities Program, sponsored by the Northwest Disablity Business Technical Assistance Center (DBTAC).
This presentation for the "Plan is Not a Four Letter Word" program of the Oregon Chapter Special Libraries Association on September 28, 2001 covered career planning and development, and included a list of career-related web resources.
This presentation was given at the Internet Professionals Northwest meeting on January 9, 2001.validators for accessibility, html and java standards, color-blind optimized sites, and more. (Last updated April 17, 2001.) presentation from the same session, is also available in Powerpoint converted HTML format.
IPN is an organization dedicated to promoting the interests of professionals engaged in providing internet services, products and technologies of all kinds. We serve individuals and companies with information, networking, and other benefits. We are based in Portland, Oregon.
IPN meets on the Second Tuesday of every month for programs that are designed to help developers and others learn more about how the Internet is changing, and will continue to change the way we do business. The November 12, 2002 program is a special program and mini-trade show on Web Application Platforms: .NET, J2EE, Open Source. Which is best for you? For more information visit our website.
Terry Brainerd Chadwick is a founding member, and was the first Vice-President, of IPN. She is currently a member of the Programs Committee and is the list administrator for the IPN discussion group. She was the program coordinator for the July 9, 2002 program on Website Personalization, and the October 8, 2002 program on Effective Web Graphic Design: Techniques for Optimum User Response on October 8, 2002. She will be coordinating forthcoming programs on Information Architecture on April 8, 2003, and Web Analytics on July 8, 2003.
Ms. Chadwick was the program coordinator for, and a panelist on, the April 9, 2002 program on Website Usability: Designing Sites for Users where she spoke on Designing for Inclusion: Making Websites Accessible. Terry was also a panelist for the program for the January 9, 2001 IPN meeting on Search Engines Use and Abuse: Preparing Your Site to be Found on the Web, presenting Optimizing Your Website for Search Engine Success: 21 Tips for Getting Better Rankings. She presented Usability and Accessiblity Guidelines at the June 13, 2000 meeting. Her presentation at the June 10, 1997 program on Promoting Your Website, "Web Development for Search Engine Success", a bibliography for the December 10, 1996 program on Browser Wars, and a summary of the May 14, 1996 meeting on What Constitutes a Good Web Site are available on this site.
The Portland (Oregon) Downtown Librarians are an informal group of information professionals who meet for lunch on the third Wednesday of the month to network, chat, seek information on work-related issues, keep up-to-date with local information-related gatherings, and generally have a good time. Terry Brainerd Chadwick facilitates the group. For more information see http://www.tbchad.com/downtownlibrarians.html.
OLA - Internet Top Ten
The 1995 Oregon Library Association conference presented The Internet's Top Ten on April 28, 1995. A public librarian (Janice Weide, Salem Public Library), an academic librarian (Sara Amato, Central Washington University), and a special librarian (Terry Brainerd Chadwick, InfoQuest! Information Services) presented their favorite Internet resources: serious and not-so. (The URLS for both Public and Special lists were checked and updated 990605.)Marching Forward: Women's Firsts in the Northwest.
The categories below represent topics covered in InfoQuest!'s seminars and presentations, as well as topics that are requested a lot by public library patrons. Internet addresses change often, so if you find one that is outdated, please let me know by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Resources International Trade Resources Educational Resources Gerontology/Aging Resources Internet Surveys & Statistics Consumer Products Resources Medical & Health Resources Arts & Entertainment Resources Career Planning Knowledge Management Online Tutoring Security
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