WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

October 2015 Newsletter


WebAIM Web Accessibility Training

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Work Begins on Extensions to WCAG 2.0

For the first time since the finalization of WCAG 2.0 in 2008, this charter allows the Working Group to explore ways to provide guidelines beyond WCAG 2.0.


Using the aria-owns attribute

When a parent/child relationship is evident on-screen, but it isn't represented in the DOM, the aria-owns attribute can be used to establish that relationship in the accessibility layer.

Notes on use of multiple ARIA role attribute values

The role attribute in HTML can have multiple space separated values, but this does not always work as expected.

Subscription accessibility update

Alastair Campbell re-explores third party services that are used enable accessibility features for users.

Make your single page apps work with screen readers

Patrick Fox considers ways you can indicate view changes on your single-page app to screen readers.

Ensure High Contrast for Text Over Images

If you place text over a background image, make sure it's readable by providing adequate contrast. Subtle tweaks can increase the contrast without affecting the overall aesthetic of the site.

Quick Tip: Fieldset and Legend

The fieldset and legend elements in HTML are used for grouping and describing a set of related form controls. Because the legend may be read for each control within the fieldset, it should be brief and descriptive. Fieldset should only be used when the group description is necessary for accessibility, primarily for groups of radio buttons or checkboxes

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