September 2013 Newsletter
WebAIM Web Accessibility Training
WebAIM's last web accessibility training was a great success. We have scheduled our next session for January 14-15 in Logan, Utah.
jQuery Accessibility Summit
Join WebAIM's Jared Smith and others in the accessibility field at this 2-day event focusing on jQuery accessibility.
Open-source accessible mega menus
Adobe Accessibility has open-sourced their Mega Menu product for building highly accessible complex navigation menus.
The Incredible Accessible Modal Dialog
Greg Kraus provides code and details for building an accessible model dialog.
Google's Introduction to Web Accessibility course
Google's accessibility team is hosting this online training with a focus on Google Chrome tools. Also read the discussion about the course on the WebAIM list.
Why accessibility APIs matter
An in-depth discussion on the importance of assistive technologies using accessibility APIs.
Updated WCAG materials
The W3C has updated both the Understanding WCAG 2.0 and Techniques for WCAG 2.0 documents.
Quick Tip: Ambiguous Buttons
Much is written on the impact of ambiguous links (such as "click here") on accessibility. Modern web pages and web applications, however, seem to be increasing in the number of ambiguous "Go" buttons that are being used. Such buttons do not generally provide a description of what the button does. This is particularly troublesome when multiple "Go" buttons appear on the same page. Simply replacing "Go" with descriptive text (such as "Search" or "Sign In") provides a more accessible experience for all users.
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