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UC Berkeley Decision Results in Universal Inaccessibility

The University of California at Berkeley recently decided to withdraw 20,000 public videos and lectures rather than caption them. They will be restricted to their campus community, where the need for captions can be more closely monitored and delivered. We understand that this complex decision was driven, in part, by a Department of Justice finding. […]

Alexa 100 Accessibility Updates

In December 2011, I conducted a quick analysis of the Alexa Top 100 web site home pages. The results showed notable issues across these sites. Now, over 5 years later, I thought I’d re-evaluate those same sites to see if and how things have changed. As in 2011, the WAVE browser extension was used to […]

WebAIM’s response to the ADA SANPRM

History of the Web and ADA Since at least 2003, the U.S. Department of Justice has indicated that web sites are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, despite years of consideration, there are not yet technical or implementation regulations that define where or how web content must be accessible in order to meet […]

Three things you should know before using VoiceOver for testing

Web professionals are increasingly using Macs. As these web professionals become more aware of the importance of web accessibility, more and more of them are using VoiceOver to test for screen reader accessibility. This is excellent news, but there are at least three important differences between VoiceOver and most Windows screen readers that accessibility testers […]

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 […]