WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

Newsletter Archives - November 2008


New Accessibility Quick References

WebAIM has greatly expanded and improved our accessibility quick references for Web Accessibility Principles and Testing Web Content for Accessibility. They are also available as one page PDF files.


WAVE Translation Project Begins

WebAIM is excited to announce that we are beginning translation of the WAVE web accessibility evaluation tool. The first phase will be to create a Spanish-language translation of the WAVE web site and Firefox toolbar. If you are fluent in Spanish (or other languages), you can help with the internationalization of WAVE.

WCAG 2.0: Proposed Recommendation Status

WCAG 2.0 has been advanced to Proposed Recommendation status, which means it should be very close to being finalized. Comments on this version are open until December 2. The technical material of WCAG 2.0 is complete and it has been implemented in real sites. Bruce Lawson offers a starter list of some resources to help transition from WCAG 1 to WCAG 2.

Tips and Resources

Designing for Dyslexics

Mel Pedley's three part article explains how web developers can be sensitive to the needs of dyslexic users.

Is Your (Website's) Underwear Showing?

Jeffrey Zeldman reminds web developers of a very simple problem. Roger Johansson adds to this in: Remember to Specify a Background Colour.

Accessibility: Making Video and Audio Usable For The Deaf

Joe Dolson offers ideas to help make video and audio promotions more accessible and marketable to the deaf/hard-of-hearing community.

Wordpress and Accessibility

Mike Cherim provides an overview of accessibility features and issues with Wordpress.

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