August 2015 Newsletter

Features

WebAIM Screen Reader User Survey #6 Results

The results to our most recent survey have been published.

The Resurgence of ZoomText and Window-Eyes

Our commentary on the survey data that indicates a significant increase in ZoomText and Window-Eyes usage among respondents.

News

WebAIM Web Accessibility Training

Our October 6-7 WebAIM training is full, but we have just opened registration for our next training to be held December 8-9 in Logan, Utah.

Resources

Digital Accessibility Legal Update (Summer 2015)

Lainey Feingold has provided another update on the recent legal developments impacting technology and information access for people with disabilities.

7 Tube Maps Only The Colour Blind Will Truly Appreciate

Examples of maps that are optimized for users with visual disabilities.

Infinite Scrolling and Accessibility (It's Usually Bad)

Dennis Lembrée provides a good summary of and links to articles discussing the accessibility implications of this increasingly popular design technique.

What happens when you get sued for your inaccessible website

Straight talk from Karl Groves on the realities of web accessibility lawsuits and complaints.

7 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about Accessibility

These guidelines will cover the major things you need to know in order for your products to be "design-ready" to meet the minimum of standards in Section 508 and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.

Quick Tip: Identifying Dialog Windows

There is no accessibility requirement to identify links or buttons that open dialogs or prompts (though if there is a visual indication of this, it should also be made accessible to screen reader users). However, it can be helpful for screen reader users to know that a link or button will open such a pop-up, as opposed to taking them to another page or submitting a form. Simply adding aria-haspopup="true" to the link or button will cause the screen reader to identify that the control will open a dialog when activated.

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