To build jQuery, you need to have the latest Node.js/npm and git 1.7 or later. Earlier versions might work, but are not supported. For Windows, you have to download and install git and Node.js. OS X users should install Homebrew. Once Homebrew is installed, run brew install git to install git, and brew install node to install Node.js. Linux/BSD users should use their appropriate package managers to install git and Node.js, or build from source if you swing that way. Easy-peasy. Special builds can be created that exclude subsets of jQuery functionality. This allows for smaller custom builds when the builder is certain that those parts of jQuery are not being used. For example, an app that only used JSONP for $.ajax() and did not need to calculate offsets or positions of elements could exclude the offset and ajax/xhr modules. Any module may be excluded except for core, and selector. To exclude a module, pass its path relative to the src folder (without the .js extension). Some example modules that can be excluded are: Note: Excluding Sizzle will also exclude all jQuery selector extensions (such as effects/animatedSelector and css/hiddenVisibleSelectors). The build process shows a message for each dependent module it excludes or includes. As an option, you can set the module name for jQuery's AMD definition. By default, it is set to "jquery", which plays nicely with plugins and third-party libraries, but there may be cases where you'd like to change this. Simply set the "amd" option: For questions or requests regarding custom builds, please start a thread on the Developing jQuery Core section of the forum. Due to the combinatorics and custom nature of these builds, they are not regularly tested in jQuery's unit test process. The non-Sizzle selector engine currently does not pass unit tests because it is missing too much essential functionality.

People With Disabilities

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  The 2019 theme is, “The Right Talent, Right Now. 

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  Reflecting this year’s theme, “The Right Talent, Right Now” throughout the month, FEW will be sharing a variety of resources to educate members on disability employment issues and its commitment to an inclusive work culture.  Below, please find links to resources your chapters/regions can use to support and observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  For more information, please visit or email the FEW Special Assistant for People with Disabilities at

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month! Learn more at #NDEAM

Click HERE for your free National Disability Employment Awareness Month poster. #NDEAM

For a National Disability Awareness Month Resource Toolbox to get you started with ideas for your observance and education of your members, click HERE.

How are you observing National Disability Employment Awareness Month? Click HERE for 31 days of  #NDEAM

What does workplace inclusion look like? Share your images on your social media pages during National Disability Employment Awareness Month using the hashtag #NDEAM

Patrice Wilson is the Special Assistant to the President for Persons with Disabilities.  For specific ideas about how you or your chapter can support National Disability Employment Awareness Month and other initiatives throughout the year, you can visit the links above or email the FEW Special Assistant for People with Disabilities at

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The FAQs are received often, and we hope they address your concerns. If your Question is not addressed, please feel free to contact us at

disabilities-actCheck out this interesting historical chronology of the Americans with Disabilities Act, “ADA Timeline Alternative — Disability & Employment: A Timeline is an alternate version of the enhanced Americans with Disabilities Act 25th Anniversary Timeline.

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