April 2015 Newsletter
Registration for the July 14-15 WebAIM training is now open.
Aria-label is a useful tool to ensure a good user experience for assistive technology users, elevating your design from merely technically compliant to well signposted and usable.
Mark Sadecki discusses two features of HTML5's canvas element that help make it accessible to users with disabilities.
A list of meetups and other gatherings focused on accessibility.
Excellent guides for using mobile screen readers.
The CSS before/after pseudo-selectors can be used to insert content into a page. In some situations this technique is a useful thing to do, but how do browsers and screen readers handle the generated content?
Quick Tip: Quick Contrast Checking
While WCAG 2.0 outlines specific requirements for contrast between text and background colors, these can sometimes be difficult to test, though tools such as WAVE and WebAIM's contrast checker make this easier. Common sense and some basic testing can usually be used to identify potential contrast issues. Printing the page on a black/white printer, decreasing your screen brightness (this is particularly helpful on mobile devices), and even squinting while viewing the page can make contrast issues more apparent.