March 2016 Newsletter

Features

Testing With the NVDA Screen Reader

WebAIM's Jonathan Whiting provides tips for using and configuring the NVDA screen reader for web site evaluation.

WebAIM Web Accessibility Specialist

WebAIM is hiring a full-time web accessibility specialist. Come join our team and help make the web a better place for everyone.

News

WebAIM Web Accessibility Training

We have opened registration for our next training to be held June 14-15, 2016 in Logan, Utah. Register now to secure your seat.

Power Tool Retailer Hammers Law Firm Behind ADA Web Accessibility Suits

Harbor Freight has filed a lawsuit against a law firm claiming their web accessibility lawsuits and complaints are not warranted and are perhaps fraudulent.

Accessible images for everyone

Twitter has added support for image alternative text to its mobile platforms.

Resources

Dyslexia Simulation

This simulation demonstrates the possible effects of dyslexia on reading ability and comprehension.

Will apps become the next disability lawsuit target?

Because apps are a key link between the public and a business, the accessibility of apps to individuals with disabilities, especially those individuals who are blind or have low vision, is unfortunately likely to become the newest contested cyber battleground for claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and similar state and local laws.

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.

Be Wary of Accessibility Guarantees from Vendors

Adrian Roselli provides guidance for evaluating vendors and tools for adequate accessibility.

Quick Tip: Document Reading Level

Web content should be authored to be understandable to your users. This means ensuring an appropriate reading level. While some complex content may require a higher reading level, most content should be understood by users with minimal education. At level AAA, WCAG 2.0 requires content be understandable to users with "a lower secondary education level" - roughly 9 years of primary education. You can check your content reading level online at https://readability-score.com/.

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