Newsletter Archives - May 2011
WebAIM is excited to unveil a technology preview of our WAVE5 web accessibility tool.
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.
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 has scheduled our next two-day training for October 12-13, 2011.
Tips and Resources
An expansive collection of the best resources for writing for accessibility from Web Axe.
John Foliot documents support for the longdesc attribute in modern web editors.
Bruce Lawson and Steve Faulkner provide an overview of the current state of HTML5 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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