Newsletter Archives - October 2008

Featured Article

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.

News

WebAIM to Present at Accessing Higher Ground

November 11-14

WebAIM is excited to present at the Accessing Higher Ground Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Pre-conference sessions begin November 11, and the conference begins November 13th. Accessing Higher Ground is one of the premier accessibility conferences and is definitely worth the trip to beautiful Boulder, Colorado. If you're looking to expand your accessibility knowledge, be sure to register today.

We will be giving the following presentations:

  • November 12, Pre-conference Workshops:
    • Web accessibility principles and WCAG 2.0
    • Using WAVE 4.0 to Evaluate your Web Content
  • November 14, Lab: Evaluating Web Accessibility Without a Screen Reader

This will be the fourth year that WebAIM has presented at Accessing Higher Ground. It is one of our favorite conferences of the year. We hope to see you there.

Tips and Resources

Updated ARIA Accessibility Toolbar

Gez Lemon has updated his accessibility extension to display all WAI-ARIA roles and properties.

Multiple Form Labels and Screen Readers

If screen readers reliably supported multiple labels for the same form control, it would be easier to make error messages and instructions fully accessible.

Javascript and screen readers

An extensive look at how screen readers handle javascript event handlers.

Linkification, part II

An interesting discussion on how to properly link items in quotations.

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