WebAIM Features

Survey of Web Accessibility Practitioners

If you do web accessibility work, please take 5 minutes to complete this important survey.

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New Screen Reader User Survey

A results of the fifth in our series of Screen Reader User Surveys are now available.

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New WebAIM Website

A new WebAIM website has been launched. Read more about the site updates and new features in our blog post.

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Low Vision and Motor Disabilities Surveys

Results of WebAIM's Survey of Users with Low Vision and Survey of Users with Motor Disabilities are now available. The results of these surveys are of great interest and can be used to inform design and development choices for those creating accessible web content.

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Screen Reader Survey

The results of the fourth WebAIM screen reader user survey are now available. The survey results provide invaluable data for web developers, disability advocates, and standards bodies.

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Infographic: Web Accessibility for Designers

This new infographic highlights a few important principles of accessible design.

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Using VoiceOver to Evaluate Web Accessibility

VoiceOver is a screen reader on Apple computers, iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches. This article teaches the basics of using VoiceOver to evaluate the accessibility of web content.

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Evaluating Cognitive Web Accessibility

This article provides a brief overview of cognitive web accessibility and a checklist of items to implement to ensure your web content is accessible to users with cognitive or learning disabilities.

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Using NVDA to Evaluate Web Accessibility

This article provides an overview for beginners on using NVDA to evaluate the accessibility of web content. NVDA is a free, open source screen reader for Windows.

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Screen Reader Survey Results

WebAIM conducted a survey of preferences of screen reader users. With over 1100 responses, this survey provides great insight into the demographics and preferences of screen reader users.

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WCAG 2.0 Checklist

This checklist is intended to be an easy-to-use, understandable checklist for evaluating or implementing the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. The language in the checklist is significantly simplified from the actual WCAG 2.0 language published by the W3C. This checklist will make implementing and evaluating WCAG 2.0 much easier.

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Accessibility of Rich Internet Applications

This article provides an overview of ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) and demonstrates how it can be used to resolve many of the accessibility issues found in dynamic, complex web applications and widgets. Additional ARIA documentation and examples will be coming to the WebAIM site in the near future.

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Web Accessibility Gone Wild

This article presents a wide variety of mistakes, misconceptions, over-indulgences, intricacies, and generally silly aspects of modern accessibility.

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Using JAWS to Evaluate Web Accessibility

Evaluating the screen reader accessibility of web content is important. Screen readers, however, can be complex and difficult to use, especially for novice users.

This article provides an overview for beginners on how to use screen readers for evaluating the accessibility of web content.

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WebAIM Training

February 2009 Training Dates Now Available!

Join WebAIM's accessibility experts in two days of intensive, hands-on web accessibility training February 18-19, 2009 in beautiful Logan, Utah. Learn everything from basic web accessibility principles to advanced accessibility techniques. Learn what you need to know to ensure that you and your website meets legal guidelines and international standards. Registration is limited to ensure you get individualized attention.

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Updated Introduction to Web Accessibility

We recently updated our popular introduction to accessibility. It highlights the web's potential to empower people with disabilities, the frustrations they feel when they cannot access the web, and what you can do to make your sites more accessible. This is a great resource for anyone who is new to web accessibility.

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Appropriate Use of Alternative Text

Adding alternative text for images is the first principle of web accessibility. It is also one of the most difficult to properly implement. This article presents the basics of alternative text and showcases many examples of proper implementation. These recommendations come from our understanding of accessibility standards and screen-reader users.

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Section 508 Checklist Updated

The WebAIM Section 508 checklist has been one of our most popular resources since 2001. Although most accessibility principles haven't changed in the last five years, there have been some changes in assistive technologies, conventions and best practices. The Section 508 Checklist has recently been updated with these changes in mind.

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Usable and Accessible Form Validation and Error Recovery

Form validation is the process of testing to ensure that end users enter necessary and properly formatted information into web forms. Error recovery is the process of guiding the user through fixing missing or improper information as detected by form validation. There are several methods of performing form validation and error recovery.

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WebAIM's New Web Site

WebAIM is pleased to release our new site design. With this release comes new community tools, such as our blog and our online forums. Much of our articles and resources have been updated or are new.

We have written an article describing our redesign process and many of the accessibility and design decisions that we made. If you have comments or questions, please post them in our blog posting.

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