WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

Newsletter Archives - May 2011


WAVE5 Technology Preview

WebAIM is excited to unveil a technology preview of our WAVE5 web accessibility tool.


GOALS Cost Analysis Survey

GOALS (a partner with WebAIM) is beginning an in-depth cost study on web accessibility in higher education, and would like some feedback regarding their approach. Please take a few moments to respond to a brief three-question survey, and please spread the word to others who might be interested.

Web Application Programmer Position at WebAIM

WebAIM is seeking a programmer to work on the WebAIM team to direct updates on the WAVE web accessibility evaluation tool and other projects.

WebAIM Web Accessibility Training

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

Tips and Resources

Resources for Writing for Web Accessibility

An expansive collection of the best resources for writing for accessibility from Web Axe.

WSIWYG support for @longdesc today

John Foliot documents support for the longdesc attribute in modern web editors.

HTML5 and Accessibility

Bruce Lawson and Steve Faulkner provide an overview of the current state of HTML5 accessibility.

The Angst of Accessibility

No subject quite provokes the same response as accessibility.

Quick Tip - Landmark Roles

Landmark roles define significant web page areas and provide the user quick access to them. The available landmark roles are application, banner, complementary, contentinfo, form, main, navigation, and search. For example, add role="search" to your search form (<form role="search">) to identify it specifically as the search form on the page. <div role="main"> designates the element that contains the main content. <ul role="navigation"> could be used to specify the navigation items for a page. Landmark roles are easily added, yet provide increased accessibility to keyboard and screen reader users.

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