December 2017 Newsletter
Results from the most recent screen reader user survey are now available. There were 1792 responses to the survey, which was conducted October 2017.
Registration for the February 27-28 web accessibility training is now open.
Instead of having clear rules to follow, businesses will have to look to the constantly evolving patchwork of decisions coming out of the courts for guidance. Meanwhile, the number of website accessibility lawsuits continues to surge as businesses scramble to make their websites accessible.
24 days of digital accessibility gifts during the season of giving and sharing.
At the organizational level, this means establishing leadership, developing internal accessibility policies and practices throughout the organization, and equipping your teams for success.
If you have a limited budget and/or timeframe for a project, targeting these six areas may simultaneously boost both SEO and website accessibility.
Issues identified through assistive technology such as screen readers are often treated as bugs—backlogged and forgotten in lieu of new feature development. Let me be clear: I think looking at accessibility this way is all wrong.
The recipe for accessible links seems self-evident: they need to have good affordance, visually change when focused, and clearly convey to screen readers and conventional browsers alike what content the link will open or where the user will go.
Quick Tip: Mobile Keyboard Accessibility
The recent WebAIM screen reader user survey results show that over 40% of respondents always, often, or sometimes used a keyboard when using a mobile device. Mobile apps and mobile web content are often considered to be touch-only. This often results in keyboard accessibility being overlooked and rarely tested - mobile menus, in particular, are often not keyboard accessible. Because many users on mobile devices may be using a keyboard, be sure to consider and test keyboard accessibility in your mobile content.