Newsletter Archives - June 2011
WebAIM's Jonathan Whiting provides insight into his experience using this screen magnifier.
W3C has released the draft for PDF accessibility techniques.
The U.S. Department of Education data on students in higher education.
Wells Fargo bank has entered an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to pay up to $16 million to compensate individuals who experienced discrimination, including web site inaccessibility.
WebAIM has scheduled our next two-day training for October 12-13, 2011.
Tips and Resources
Karl Groves discusses his view on the need to change the web accessibility game plan.
Sandi Wassmer considers the likelihood of additional accessibility in HTML5.
The Paciello Group has recently released updates to their Web Accessibility Toolbar and aViewer evaluation tools.
An in depth analysis of the new HTML5 outline algorithm, and what it means for accessibility.
Derek Featherstone presents accessibility implications of block-level links. Also see Steve Faulkner's follow-up.
Quick Tip: Descriptive Link Text
Screen reader users often navigate a page by reading only the links. The link text (typically blue, underlined text) is read. The function of the link should be available from the link text itself. Ambiguous links, such as "click here", "more", etc. do not provide useful information to these users. The user must navigate or read the link's surrounding context to determine what they link does or where it goes. These ambiguous links should be avoided and can almost always be made clearer.
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