Newsletter Archives - October 2012

News

WAVE5 Beta Launch

We're very excited to announce the launch of the newly updated beta version of WAVE version 5. Please check it out at http://five.wave.webaim.org/.

Accessing Higher Ground Conference

WebAIM will be providing several sessions at the AHG conference in Westminster, Colorado November 12-16.

WebAIM Web Accessibility Training

The next WebAIM training will be held January 29-30, 2013 in Logan, Utah. Join WebAIM's experts for two days of intensive web accessibility training.

Resources

How to make the world a better place: Caption! Subtitle!

Terrill Thompson explains that one way we can create a more accepting and tolerant Internet is by using captions and subtitles on Internet videos.

Evaluating your institution's web accessibility

This article provides seven steps that can make your web accessibility evaluations more effective.

New plug-in: WP Accessibility

Joe Dolson announces a new WordPress plug-in, targeted specifically at improving accessibility issues.

Acrobat XI accessibility features

Acrobat XI adds several new accessibility features including a new "Make Accessible" guide, improvements to the Touch Up Reading Order tool, and a better interface for adding alternative text.

New accessibility techniques in iOS6

iOS6 introduces some new accessibility techniques to help make your apps more accessible.

Why Is Accessibility So Hard?

Vinton Cerf explores some of the difficulties of accessible design.

Quick Tip: Auto-playing Audio

Audio, such as background music, that automatically plays when a user comes to a web page can be very distracting and will interfere with screen reader audio. WCAG 2.0 Level A requires that "a mechanism is provided to stop, pause, mute, or adjust volume for audio that automatically plays on a page for more than 3 seconds". It is usually better to not automatically play audio, but allow the user to manually play the audio if they choose.

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