March 2014 Newsletter

Feature

Accessibility Lipstick on a Usability Pig

No amount of technical accessibility can fix something that is not useful or usable.

News

WebAIM Web Accessibility Training

WebAIM's May training is now full, but we are taking registrations for our August 12-13 session to be held in Logan, Utah.

CSUN 2014 Annual Legal Digital Accessibility Update

Lainey Feingold and Linda Dardarian present their annual digital accessibility legal update.

Resources

I Don't Care What Google Did, Just Keep Underlining Links

A response to Google's decision to remove underline from search result links.

Notes on accessibility of Web Components

Bruce Lawson explores accessibility implications of web components, the shadow DOM, etc.

What is WAI-ARIA, what does it do for me, and what not?

Marco Zehe presents an excellent introduction to ARIA with warnings about its proper usage.

The Value of Involving People with Disabilities in User Research

Sarah Horton, co-author of the wonderful new book A Web for Everyone, argues the importance of proper user testing.

The Great Big List from the 2014 CSUN International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference

Christopher Phillips has compiled his annual list of CSUN conference resources.

Quick Tip: Voice Control Software and Image Alternative Text

To activate links on a page, users of voice control software, such as Dragon NaturallySpeaking, speak the visible link text. When an image is linked, the alternative text of that image can be spoken to activate that link. When an image presents graphical text, the alternative text of the image should match the visible text to ensure voice control software users can easily activate that link.

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