Build a simple, interactive, historical timeline with HTML, CSS, and jQuery. The benefits of this timeline script are that it’s (1) fully accessible and 508 compliant (an original requirement) (2) simple, (3) able to handle nearly any form of content, and (4) printer friendly. There’s also plenty of room for you to get creative with the styling. (Please drop me a line if you do do something cool with it.)
The timeline was developed completely without the use of Flash, so it fully accessible, diplays on non-Flash supported devices like the iPhone, and prints nicely.