January 2015 Newsletter

News

WebAIM Web Accessibility Training

WebAIM's April training is already full. Future training dates will be announced next week.

International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference

WebAIM staff will be at the CSUN conference March 2-7. This is the premier conference for web accessibility. We hope to see you there.

Resources

The Browser Accessibility Tree

Steve Faulkner provides an introduction to the accessibility tree and why it's important for accessibility.

Accessible timeout notifications

When a web application has a session timeout, it’s a good idea to warn users about the impending timeout and give them the opportunity to do something about it.

Apple are losing their edge also in accessibility quality

Insight into slowed progress and recent defects in accessibility of Apple products.

Accessible modal windows

Russ Weakley's detailed presentation slides on building accessible modals.

Interactive WCAG 2.0

An easy-to-use mashup of the WCAG guidelines and WebAIM's easy-to-understand WCAG recommendations.

Quick Tip: Voice Control Software and 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 or button presents graphical text, the alternative text should match the visible text to ensure voice control software users can easily activate it.

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