Newsletter Archives - April 2011

Feature

The Assistive Technology Experiment

WebAIM's Jon Whiting shares his plan to become more familiar with common, but often overlooked, assistive technologies.

News

WebAIM seeks an application programmer

WebAIM has an opening for a well-qualified application programmer to aid in WAVE and other systems development.

Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0 Updates

The W3C has updated its authoring tool guidelines and is seeking feedback.

WebAIM Web Accessibility Training

WebAIM has scheduled our next two-day training for May 25-26, 2011.

Tips and Resources

Web Accessibility: 10 Common Developer Mistakes

Joseph Dolson explains "what you see is NOT what you get" when it comes to accessibility.

Keyboard Traps

What are keyboard traps? And why are they inaccessible? Dan Stringer answers these questions and more.

HTML5 Accessibility Chops: the alt decision

A thorough overview of the current status of the alt attribute in HTML5.

In Defense of "Checklist Accessibility"

An interesting defense of checklist accessibility by Karl Groves.

Longdesc & Other Long Image Description Solutions - Part 1: The Issues

Dennis Lembree outlines the current state and issues of the longdesc attribute.

Quick Tip: Alternative Versions

Building one version of a site that is highly accessible is the best approach to accessibility. Providing alternative versions or directing users to accessible or mobile versions of a site can be interpreted a segregation and separation, particularly if the content and functionality is not similar or equivalent to the main site. Statistics show that screen reader users are not likely to use this content anyway. A good site has full accessibility built in naturally, thus removing the need for alternative versions.

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