September 2016 Newsletter

News

WebAIM Web Accessibility Training

Registration is open for a training to be held November 29-30, 2016 in Logan, Utah. Register now to secure your seat.

Access Board Approves Rules on ICT Refresh

After a years-long process, the updated technical requirements for Section 508 have been submitted for final review and approval.

Resources

Why Can't We Make It Easier To Be Accessible?

Whitney Quesenbery argues that designing for accessibility ought to be easy. It ought to be the default for software.

How to create a culture of accessibility

Integrating accessibility into workflows and products may initially seem like a big hurdle, but if you start slowly and strategize carefully, you'll soon be well on your way to solidly incorporating accessibility into your organizational culture.

Dos and don'ts on designing for accessibility

These 6 posters provide a good overview of accessibility techniques.

How to do Web Accessibility QA

A two-part guide to accessibility testing so you can help make your sites as inclusive as possible.

5 key accessibility trends in North American education

Emerging trends and what these changes mean for those who work in education.

Quick Tip: Decorative Images

In some cases images are used to convey a mood, feeling, or non-literal content - something to make the page more friendly, personable, or visually pleasing. It is often difficult to convey meaningful alternative text for such images in a way that is useful for someone that cannot see the image. Of course if the image conveys important content or has a function, it must have alternative text. But for many of these more decorative images, it is often best to give them empty or null alternative text (alt="") rather than try to convey the mood, feeling, or visual subtleties in alternative text.

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