WebAIM Blog

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 […]

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 […]