WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

October 2016 Newsletter


WebAIM's response to the ADA SANPRM

WebAIM provided feedback to the Department of Justice's Supplemental Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding web accessibility standards for state and local entities.


WebAIM Web Accessibility Training

Registration is open for a training to be held January 10-11, 2017 in Logan, Utah. Register now to secure your seat.


Beware smushed off-screen accessible text

A fix for an interesting bug that can cause off-screen text to read oddly in screen readers.

a11yTools Extension for Safari macOS

Paul Adam has released a new tool for evaluating the accessibility of web content in the Safari web browser.

White Paper on ICT Access for People with Cognitive Disabilities

This White Paper commissioned by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission discusses the need for access to information and communications technologies by people with cognitive disabilities, and what that access entails.

Accessible eLearning Benefits All Learners

Examples that offer compelling reasons for web- and mobile-based eLearning content to be accessible to people with different abilities and backgrounds.

Quick Tip: Link Type Indicators

It is a good idea to inform users when a link goes to non-HTML content (such as a PDF file or Word document). It can be frustrating to activate a link and then realize that the link requires an external program or viewer. An icon (with appropriate alternative text) or text, such as "(PDF)", is sufficient. Because screen reader users commonly navigate by links, it is vital that the link type indicator icon or text be placed within the link, otherwise this information is readily available to sighted users, but not presented in the context of the link for screen reader users.

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