January 2013 Newsletter

Feature

Welcoming Dr. Sergio Luján Mora

Dr. Luján will be spending 6 months collaborating with the WebAIM team.

News

Obama appoints Pavithran to U.S. Access Board

Former WebAIM team member and close colleague Sachin Pavithran looks forward to his new assignment on the U.S. Access Board.

WebAIM at CSUN

WebAIM will be presenting several sessions at the upcoming CSUN International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference in San Diego, California, February 25-March 2.

Resources

Things I learned pretending to be blind for a week

David Ball shares his experiences navigating the web while blind folded.

Labels in input fields aren't such a good idea

Laura Kalbag discusses the accessibility difficulties associated with labels in input fields.

Headings: Who needs 'em?

Roger Hudson explains the importance of creating headings in accordance with WCAG 2.0 success criteria.

The future of WCAG - maximising its strengths not its weaknesses

A review of WCAG's successes and some recommendations for improvement.

Quick Tip: Table Captions

When a visual caption is provided that describes the content of a data table, it should be marked up as a <caption> element. The <caption> element should be the first tag within the table. This associates the caption to the data table and allows it to be identified by assistive technologies.

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