August 2016 Newsletter

Feature

Three things you should know before using VoiceOver for testing

WebAIM's Jonathan Whiting provides tips and warnings for conducting accessibility testing with VoiceOver.

News

WebAIM Web Accessibility Training

We have just now opened registration for a training to be held November 29-30, 2016 in Logan, Utah. Register now to secure your seat.

Accessibility Summit

This virtual online, live accessibility conference with an incredible lineup of accessibility experts (including WebAIM's Jared Smith) will be held September 6-7th.

Resources

The inaccessible web: how we got into this mess

Mischa Andrews provides insights into the current state of web accessibility and how we can improve.

What does accessibility supported mean?

With the recent news that Microsoft Edge now has 100% accessibility support for HTML5, this post looks at what "accessibility supported" means, and where it fits into the bigger accessibility picture.

Get started with Narrator

Microsoft has done incredible work on Narrator making it a viable alternative to other screen readers. This guide provides all you need to know to get started using it.

Making Web Accessibility Great Again: Auditing the US Presidential Candidates Websites for Accessibility

An examination of what the candidates' websites are doing right and wrong, and where the low-hanging fruit lies.

Facebook's autoplaying audio could be a huge issue for users with disabilities

For the visually impaired, autoplaying videos can severely disrupt the internet experience.

Quick Tip: Keyboard Navigation Order

When navigating with a keyboard (typically by pressing the Tab key), the order in which elements are accessed is important. The order should be logical and intuitive, which usually means that it will follow the visual presentation order — left-to-right, top-to-bottom through the page. The order in which items are accessed is based on your underlying source code order.

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