July 2016 Newsletter

Feature

Microsoft Word - Creating Accessible Documents

We have significantly updated and expanded our Microsoft Word article to include details on implementing accessibility for all major versions.

News

G3ict Acquires IAAP

IAAP, the International Association of Accessibility Professionals, was acquired by G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies, in a merger aimed at promoting the accessibility profession on a more global scale.

WebAIM Web Accessibility Training

Only a few seats remain for the October 11-12, 2016 WebAIM training to be held in Logan, Utah. Register now to secure your seat.

ARIA 1.1 Final Draft

The W3C has published the final draft of ARIA 1.1. Comments are open until August 26th

Public comments to SANPRM

Comments on the proposed ADA technical guidelines are due on August 8th.

Resources

Responses to the Screen Reader Strategy Survey

Heydon Pickering has published the responses to a survey of screen reader users.

Using the fieldset and legend elements

A straightforward explanation of the correct usage of the fieldset and legend elements.

Links vs. Buttons in Modern Web Applications

Something that comes up again and again in front-end accessibility is the issue of links versus buttons.

Quick Tip: Voice Control Software and Image 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 presents graphical text, the alternative text of the image should match the visible text to ensure voice control software users can easily activate that link.

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