WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

Newsletter Archives - September 2008

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Update on WAVE

Learn what WebAIM has been doing to improve WAVE functionality and what we plan to accomplish with this popular web accessibility evaluation tool in the future.


WebAIM to Present at Accessing Higher Ground

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 pre-conference workshops on Nov. 12 titled "Web accessibility principles and WCAG 2.0" and "Using WAVE 4.0 to Evaluate your Web Content". We'll also be providing a general session lab on Nov. 14 titled "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

Target, YouTube, Fangs, and More

Dennis Lembree and WebAIM's Jared Smith discuss several accessibility topics in this Web Axe podcast.

Contrast Analyser, Version 2.1

The WAT-C Colour Contrast Analyser has been updated to reflect changes in WCAG 2.0

Legacy defeats consistency in IE 8's Web 2.0 accessibility effort

Internet Explorer is implementing ARIA support in IE 8. But they're doing it in a non-standard way. Read Aaron Leventhal's commentary on why this is a bad idea and how it will result in slower ARIA adoption, more developer headaches, and decreased accessibility.

Creating an accessible yet sexy search box with CSS

Mike Jolley suggests some methods of marking up your search boxes, considering both accessibility and semantics.

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