WebAIM Blog

Testing with the NVDA Screen Reader

Note: This is a piece about how I configure and use NVDA. For a more detailed guide on using this screen reader, see our NVDA tutorial. I spend a significant amount of time evaluating website accessibility and a large percentage of that time is spent using a screen reader. I have access to full versions […]

What will it take to move the needle of change?

TRIO Program Accessibility Issues This past week I considered submitting a WebAIM proposal to a US Department of Education grant competition intended to provide training to TRIO grantees on regulatory issues. The TRIO programs are a collection of federal programs funded to help recruit, retain, and assist completion of postsecondary education for those from disadvantaged […]

WAVE Updates and Future Plans

This week WebAIM released a notable update to the WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool. Both the online version and the Chrome extension have been updated. Update Details The following changes were included in this update: Significant performance enhancements and bug fixes. Smarter ARIA and HTML5 evaluation logic: New icons for structural elements – HTML5 structural […]

The Resurgence of ZoomText and Window-Eyes

Screen Reader User Survey #6 The results of our 6th WebAIM Screen Reader User Survey have been published at http://webaim.org/projects/screenreadersurvey6/. We received our largest response ever with 2515 survey respondents. Thank you for participating! ZoomText and Window-Eyes Data The most surprising data is certainly the significant increase in the usage of ZoomText and Window-Eyes. Reported […]

WebAIM’s 15th Birthday, WAVE Chrome Extension, and Free API Access

Happy Birthday WebAIM! This month WebAIM celebrates its 15th birthday. WebAIM began in October 1999 as a small, grant-funded project with a mission to increase awareness of web accessibility. Nobody at the time envisioned what it would evolve into. We’ve been involved in many different grant and research projects over the years, and have slowly […]