WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

February 2013 Newsletter


Low Vision and Motor Disabilities Surveys

In the spirit of our popular screen reader user surveys, WebAIM has launched two new surveys – a Survey of Users with Low Vision and a Survey of Users with Motor Disabilities.

WAVE5 Release

WAVE5 has been fully released with several improvements and new features.



If you're attending the CSUN International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference in San Diego, California this week, WebAIM will be presenting the following sessions:

WebAIM Training

WebAIM's next web accessibility training will be held May 21-22 in Logan, Utah.


Making an accessible dialog box

Nicholas C. Zakas shares tips for making a dialog box accessible.

The Applicability of Keyboard Access

Johnny Taylor explains 5 "short-cuts" he uses for more efficient keyboard access.

Introducing NoCoffee - Vision Simulator for Chrome

Experience what it's like to have visual disabilities by using a new low vision simulator.

Making elements keyboard focusable and clickable

Roger Johansson suggests using real buttons, or making fake buttons just as keyboard accessible.

Advanced ARIA tip #1: Tabs in web apps

Marco Zehe outlines how to make accessible tabs in web apps and answers some commonly asked questions.

Quick Tip: ARIA Design Patterns

ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) defines a way to make complex interactive widgets accessible. When building an ARIA-enhanced widget (such as a slider or complex menu), it is vital that the keyboard interaction with that element follow prescribed guidelines so the user knows how to interact with it. The ARIA Specification outlines interaction design patterns for all ARIA elements.

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