Newsletter Archives - October 2011
Jon Whiting continues his blog series on assistive technologies.
WebAIM has scheduled our next two-day training for March 28-29, 2012.
Tips and Resources
Steve Faulkner discusses the "wild west" of how browsers implement accessibility.
Knowbility and MicroAssist are seeking input on IT accessibility.
A great guide from DingoAccess for checking your color contrast on your site.
A before and after demonstration from the W3C showing the differences between a WCAG 2.0 compliant site and one that is not.
Quick Tip - Animation
Animation or other moving elements on a web page can be distracting to all users. Even simple animation can render a web page completely inaccessible to users with certain cognitive disabilities or high levels of distractibility. Animation should generally be avoided. Brief animations (ones that completely stop in less than 3 seconds), however, can be used to draw attention to important page elements, such as error messages or alerts.
A common use of animation to increase accessibility and usability is the implementation of what is called the Yellow Fade Technique. This technique presents a bright, quickly fading background to important page elements or messages.
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