March 2015 Newsletter

News

WebAIM Web Accessibility Training

WebAIM's April and May trainings are full. Registration for a summer training will open in the coming weeks.

GOALS web accessibility cost case study

The GOALS project (a partner with WebAIM) has published 6 case studies on various costs of web accessibility in higher education.

Resources

Accessibility APIs: A Key To Web Accessibility

How do assistive technologies present a web application to make it accessible for their users? Where do they get the information they need? One of the keys is a technology known as the accessibility API.

Taking The Social Model of Disability Online

Decades have passed and still accessibility remains on the fringes of technical change.

Web Accessibility: Why it’s great for your bottom line.

Carrie Dils outlines four ways web accessibility can positively impact your bottom line

Aural UI of the Elements of HTML

Steve Faulkner and Léonie Watson are compiling the assistive technology support and experience for HTML elements.

Digital Accessibility Legal Update (CSUN 2015)

Lainey Feingold's update on legal developments in digital accessibility over the last year.

Quick Tip: Clear and Simple Writing

Clear and simple writing is one of the most important, yet often neglected, aspects of web accessibility. Technical accessibility provides access to content, but that content must be written and presented so it is understandable by the audience. This includes considering the use of headings and content sections, avoiding slang and jargon, being mindful of the required reading level, defining acronyms and abbreviations, avoiding misspellings, and presenting the text in a highly readable font face and presentation.

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