WebAIM Blog

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 […]

Survey of Web Accessibility Practitioners Results

The results from the July 2014 Survey of Web Accessibility Practitioners are now available at http://webaim.org/projects/practitionersurvey/. There were 900 respondents. Here are a few interesting and surprised findings: Those in the web accessibility field are generally older, better paid, and better educated than our peers in broader web design/development. The web accessibility field has a […]

Survey of Web Accessibility Practitioners

If you do web accessibility work, whether a little or a lot, we invite you to take a few minutes and complete this important Survey of Web Accessibility Practitioners. The responses will help inform the web accessibility community and will give us a better insight into the opinions and demographics of people working in this […]

Accessibility Lipstick on a Usability Pig

Applying accessibility techniques to an unusable site is like putting lipstick on a pig. No matter how much you apply, it will always be a pig. There are many ways in which a web site might be made inaccessible. Believe me, we’ve seen them all. Occasionally we are asked to conduct an accessibility evaluation on […]

Screen Reader User Survey #5 Results

The results from our most recent Screen Reader User Survey are available at http://webaim.org/projects/screenreadersurvey5/. There was much interesting information provided by 1465 respondents this year. A few notable or surprising items: Screen reader usage on laptops (81% of respondents) now outpaces desktop computer usage (78%). Windows usage continues to decrease, but it is still used […]