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From: JAKE JOEHL
Date: Jan 31, 2015 2:29PM


Playing catch-up again here. These tutorials seem to be pretty good. The website for my volunteer job currently has an inaccessible carousel, and it drives me absolutely nuts. I honestly thought it might work with VoiceOver so I got excited when I first got my Mac. However, no such luck. I think I’ll forward this link to some colleagues of mine as well as our website designers. They have been very receptive to requests. We’re currently in need of a body of knowledge to help us have a more accessible site, and I think these tutorials just might be the answer or part thereof. The front end is very accessible with screen readers, but the back end isn’t.
Jake
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On Dec 11, 2014, at 12:46 PM, Jennifer Sutton < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

Greetings, WebAIM list:

Apologies for cross-posting.

I thought some of you might want to be aware of this growing set of tutorials from the Web Accessibility Initiative, and perhaps some of you will have feedback. Start at:

http://www.w3.org/WAI/tutorials/


I haven't read through all of them, yet, but so far, I especially like the one on carousels. Note that I didn't say I liked carousels, but at least in my world, they seem to be necessary. And since they're front and center on many sites, it's helpful to get them right.

When they're not, at least to me, a page often sounds like a useless jumble of numbered links that go nowhere (or something similar). at least to me, finding a working carousel on a homepage is an exciting sign that a site may offer me, as a screen reader user, a good experience.

Thanks to the WAI for providing these tutorials to our growing body of knowledge.

Best,
Jennifer