September 2014 Newsletter

Feature

Survey of Web Accessibility Practitioners

The results of WebAIM's Web Accessibility Practitioners Survey are now available.

News

WebAIM Web Accessibility Training

WebAIM is now accepting registrations for our January 27-28, 2015 training.

Resources

Heading Structure For Accessibility

Rakesh Paladugula provides an overview of best practices for optimal accessibility of HTML headings.

A Workflow for Testing Web Accessibility with Free Tools

If you approach testing bit by bit throughout the creation of your project, it becomes more manageable.

Understanding screen reader interaction modes

This post by LĂ©onie Watson explains why Windows screen readers behave the way they do, and how your code can influence that behaviour.

Go to page 22: The JAWS aria-label with digits bug

Terrill Thompson explains an interesting ARIA bug in JAWS that can have a notable impact on accessibility.

Web Components punch list

A list of items necessary for web components to be accessible.

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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