November 2016 Newsletter

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WebAIM Web Accessibility Training

Only 3 seats remain for our January 10-11, 2017 training. Registration for a training to be held March 14-15 will be open soon.

Resources

JavaScript is not an enemy of accessibility!

Marco Zehe provides clarity about JavaScript frameworks and their accessibility implications.

Microsoft's Radical Bet On A New Type Of Design Thinking

By studying underserved communities, the tech giant hopes to improve the user experience for everyone.

Digital Accessibility in the New Political Reality

Lainey Feingold examines equality in the digital space under a Trump administration.

Listening to the web, part one: thinking in accessibility

Scott Vinkle reminds us of the importance of creating and maintaining a mindset of inclusive thinking. Be sure to also read parts two and three.

Quick Tip: Use True Text

True text has several advantages over graphical text and should be used whenever possible. True text is easier to read, especially if it is enlarged. The user can more easily customize the appearance of the text to make it more readable (changing color, size, font, etc.). File size is typically smaller for true text and it can be translated into other languages. WCAG 2.0 Level AA requires that if the same presentation can be accomplished using true text, then you must use true text rather than an image of text. Level AAA requires that text cannot generally be used within images at all.

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