May 2013 Newsletter

Features

10 Easy Accessibility Tips Anyone Can Use

To commemorate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), WebAIM published these simple tips for making almost any web site more accessible.

Motor Disability Survey Results

The results of WebAIM's recent survey for users with motor disabilities are now available and provide some interesting insights into the demographics and opinions of this diverse population.

News

WebAIM Advanced Web Accessibility Training

WebAIM's next advanced web accessibility training will be held September 17-18 in Logan, Utah.

Resources

Screen Readers at a Crossroads

Greg Kraus explores the impact of ChromeVox's innovative approach to screen reader accessibility.

Can we track how many users with disabilities access our site?

Karl Groves summarizes why it is difficult to track how many users with disabilities access a website, and why doing so isn't a good idea anyway.

Accessibility evaluation for web writers

Dey Alexander shares four items that web writers should check to ensure that their website is accessible.

Web industry urged to embrace colour accessibility

An overview of colour accessibility and a new e-book by Geri Coady that provides details on this topic.

e-book: Get Started with Video Captioning

This e-book by Patrick Besong about the why and what of video captioning is available as a free download on iTunes.

Quick Tip: Avoid Small Text

WCAG 2.0 does not provide requirements for text sizes. It is easy to overlook the impact that small text has on web site users, particularly those with low vision. Because text sizes vary based on the font face in use, the user's display, viewing distance, etc., use common sense in determining if text is likely small enough to cause issues. As a very general rule, text that is sized smaller than around 10 pixels in height tends to cause readability issues for many users.

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