August 2013 Newsletter
Some things motivate better than others. This blog post explores the best and worst motivators for accessibility.
WebAIM's next advanced web accessibility training will be held September 17-18 in Logan, Utah.
To help make accessible content easily discoverable and available to people with disabilities, the accessibility metadata project has proposed this metadata vocabulary for web search (schema.org). The specification, examples, and resources are available.
Some nifty CSS and markup rules for enhancing the usability of your site and for detecting inaccessible and non-semantic elements.
Denis Boudreau and Alastair Campbell present varying views on browser zoom, compliance, and accessibility.
The Paciello Group's Matthew Atkinson provides some tips and resources for using the INSERT key (a common screen reader modifier key) on Mac computers.
Scott Hollier examines a recent critique of WCAG 2.0 and presents thoughts on standards criticism.
The aria-hidden attribute, which hides content from screen readers, has much potential for abuse, but Marco Zehe outlines some areas where it is useful.
Quick Tip: Empty or Value-less Buttons
With the increasing prevalence of CSS, it is becoming more common to see buttons that use CSS to display a background image instead of the default browser button. Because all buttons perform a function, they must present meaningful, descriptive text for screen reader users. When CSS is used to style a button, the button still must have a value (<input type="submit" value="Search">) or text (<button>Register</button>) to ensure that this information is read by screen readers and is visible when images do not load or are disabled.
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