WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

Newsletter Archives - February 2008

Featured Article

Microsoft Word Accessibility

Our popular Microsoft Word article has been updated to include Word 2004 for Mac and Word 2007. We have also added more information on alternatives to Word and converting a Word document to HTML.


WebAIM Presentations at CSUN

The CSUN Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference is one of the biggest accessibility conferences of the year. This year WebAIM is giving three presentations at CSUN. We hope to see some of you there.

WCAG Samurai errata released

Final version of WCAG Samurai errata for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 released. For real.

Bobby is Gone

The Watchfire WebXact and Bobby Online products is no longer publicly available.

Tips and Resources

Test Me: 25 Freebie Website Accessibility Checkers

VirtualHosting.com recently compiled a list of several web accessibility checkers, including WAVE, to aid you in making your sites accessible.

Empty Links and Screen Readers

Mike Davies reports on his testing of a number of approaches to hiding links across a typical range of screen reader and browsers.

Using Standards Doesn't Make It Right

Joe Dolson reminds us that following standards doesn't necessarily ensure an easy-to-use, accessible site. See also Molly Holzschlag's recent blog, From Web Standards Diva to Web Standards Devo.

Screen Readers lack emphasis

Steve Faulkner provides a nice overview of screen reader support (or more accurately, the lack of support) for semantic markup of text emphasis.

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