October 2014 Newsletter
To celebrate WebAIM's 15th birthday, we're releasing a new WAVE Chrome Extension and giving free access to the WAVE API.
Our thoughts on proposed updates to legislation for higher education accessibility.
WebAIM's next training will be held January 27-28, 2015 in Logan, Utah.
While optical character recognition can provide some accessibility to inaccessible PDFs, relying on it is not a sound accessibility decision.
Steve Faulkner provides a rough guide and documentation on which screen readers and browser combinations work best.
David Sloan and Sarah Horton provide sound guidance for ensuring optimal keyboard accessibility.
Emma Sax described the accessibility and compliance concerns of background video, especially when it auto-plays.
Quick Tip: Avoid Using Too Many Links
A page with a large number of links can be very difficult for some users to navigate. Screen reader users, as well as some users with cognitive disabilities, may be overwhelmed by the number of links that are presented. Users with motor disabilities may find navigation tedious (imagine navigating through 100 links using a stick in your mouth), and the effectiveness of speech recognition software can be diminished (e.g., Dragon NaturallySpeaking has difficulty with pages that have more than 200 links).