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Four Reasons to Give WCAG AAA a Second Look

Remediating a website’s accessibility barriers can be a daunting effort. As WebAIM’s evaluation lead, I’ve worked with scores of companies, nonprofits, universities, and school districts to help them close existing accessibility gaps and avoid creating new ones. Naturally, one of the first questions a site owner asks is what they need to do. The answer […]

Decoding WCAG: “Alternative for Time-based Media” and “Media Alternative for Text”

WCAG terms often come in pairs There are several places in Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) where two terms are commonly used together–label/name, contrast/color, change of context/content, and bounding box/perimeter are examples. While these pairs may share some properties, understanding the differences between the terms in each pair is essential to understanding the requirements of […]

Top Tips from a Web Accessibility Evaluator at WebAIM

Introduction I’ve been evaluating websites for accessibility with WebAIM for nearly two years. Evaluating a website can be a daunting task, as there are many components to evaluate: images, color, page structure, and more. Other important aspects to test include keyboard navigation, reflow, and screen reader compatibility. So, where should you begin? Here are a […]

A New, Exciting Era for WebAIM

Cyndi’s Friends and Colleagues Virtual Gathering As we recognize Cyndi for her career and vast contributions to the web accessibility field, we invite friends and colleagues to join Cyndi for a virtual gathering to share their best wishes and memories. This Zoom meeting will be held June 22nd at 3pm US Eastern Time. If you’d […]

Captioning and Sign Language Interpretation in Zoom: Features and Pitfalls

Introduction In the past couple of months, Zoom has made significant improvements to their support for captions and sign language interpreters. Automated captions are now available by default (without needing to be enabled by the host) in multiple languages and with more intuitive controls. Speaker identification within captions is scheduled to be added soon. Sign […]