Newsletter Archives - July 2011

Features

Web Accessibility and SEO

WebAIM's Jared Smith discusses the increasing alignment of accessibility and search engine optimization.

News

DOJ Delays Web Accessibility Regulations

The Department of Justice announced that new accessibility regulations will be released much later than anticipated.

Updated WAVE Toolbar

The WAVE Web Accessible Toolbar for Firefox is now compatible with Firefox 5 and 6.

Accessible Twitter is now EasyChirp.com

The Accessible Twitter service has been renamed to EasyChirp.com. New name, same very accessible interface to Twitter.

WebAIM Web Accessibility Training

WebAIM has scheduled our next two-day training for October 12-13, 2011.

Tips and Resources

HTML5 Accessibility Chops: ARIA landmark support

An overview of support for ARIA landmark roles in various screen readers.

Real World Accessibility: HTML5, ARIA and the Modern Web

Derek Featherstone presents straightforward, applicable techniques for implementing HTML5 and ARIA.

A simple introduction to web accessibility

Accessibility consultant Ian Hamilton shows that the basics of web accessibility are actually surprisingly simple.

APhont: A Font for Low Vision

APhont was developed specifically for low vision readers, and now it is available for your use.

Addressing Accessibility in Social Media

Stuart Holland and Dan Mouyard discuss key considerations to making your social media more accessible.

Quick Tip: Page Titles

Providing a descriptive, succinct page title is important for accessibility. The page title (usually appears at the very top of the browser window) is the first thing seen by sighted users, is the first thing read by screen readers, and is used by people and search engines to determine the content of the page. Because the page title is read on each page, it should be short (generally no more than a few words). The site name and other information may be included in the page title if it is succinct and informative (e.g., "Acme, Inc.: Order Form").

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