Newsletter Archives - September 2010

Feature

WebAIM Aids eBay Accessibility Efforts

WebAIM provided training services to eBay in their system-wide efforts to improve accessibility.

News

WAI-ARIA Revised and Ready for Last Call Working Draft Review

Now ready for your review: Last Call Working Draft of WAI-ARIA, the Accessible Rich Internet Applications technical specification for making dynamic, interactive web content accessible to people with disabilities.

21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act passes U.S. Congress

This legislation requires that smart phones, television programs and modern communications technologies are accessible to people with vision and hearing loss.

Tips and Resources

Examples of Longdesc

There has recently been a great deal of debate about whether or not the longdesc attribute should be included in HTML5. Laura Carlson has compiled an extensive list of how the longdesc attribute is being used in the wild.

You can't reliably detect screen readers

Roger Johansson describes the difficulties of screen reader detection.

10 Tools for Evaluating Accessibility

10 tools for checking your site's accessibility from sixrevisions.com. Also see Steve Faulkner's list of evaluation tools.

Why Users Fill Out Forms Faster with Top Aligned Labels

How to make your forms faster to fill out, from UX Movement.

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