March 2013 Newsletter

Feature

Identifying Web Accessibility Issues

WebAIM's partner, the National Center on Disability and Access to Education, has released another in their series of accessibility cheatsheets.

News

WebAIM Training

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

Resources

The Great Big List from the 2013 CSUN International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference

An extensive list of links summarizing the events and information presented at this year's CSUN International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference.

Accessibility: More than WCAG compliance

Roger Hudson presents a new Accessibility Priority Tool to help in identifying web content access barriers.

Handling erratic behavior with AT

Gez Lemon and Hans Hillen share tips for handling incorrect or unexpected results when using assistive technology for web accessibility testing.

Sometimes you have to use illegal WAI-ARIA to make stuff work

Marco Zehe offers his ideas for creatively working around assistive technology support.

Disabled Sue Over Web Shopping

People with disabilities are fighting for their right to use accessible shopping websites.

Understanding ARIA Widgets

Yahoo's Todd Kloots provides a primer on understanding and building an accessible widget.

Quick Tip: Keyboard Trap

An interface should not trap focus so that a keyboard user cannot interact with other page elements. By using scripting to change standard keyboard navigation mechanisms (typically by setting focus to page elements), keyboard users can easily be trapped. When testing a page with the keyboard, ensure that you can interact with all page elements. Also ensure that you can navigate both forward (typically Tab key) and backward (typically Shift + Tab) key through all interactive controls.

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