July 2017 Newsletter

News

DOJ Places Website Rulemaking on the "Inactive" List

Trump Administration's first Unified Agenda reveals DOJ has placed web accessibility under Title II and III of the ADA on Inactive List.

WebAIM Training

Registration is now open for the WebAIM training to be held October 24-25 in Logan, Utah.

Resources

Short note on aria-label, aria-labelledby, and aria-describedby

Be careful when you use ARIA attributes, because they do not work consistently with all HTML elements. This is a short note on when (and when not) to use those attributes.

How to Make Your Site Accessible For Screen Magnifiers

There are around ten times as many people who use screen magnifiers than screen readers. Here are a few tips on how to make your interface accessible to screen magnifiers.

What I've learned about motor impairment

Designing for motor impairments requires as much consideration as other disabilities but doesn’t really have a single approach that guarantees accessibility.

Shut up JAWS

Putting JAWS to Sleep in ALL Apps Except Browsers

Quick Tip: Icon Contrast

WCAG 2.0 requires sufficient contrast for text and images of text. Modern web content increasingly uses icons, emojis, and other graphical elements to convey content, meaning, and functionality. As such, adequate contrast for such elements is critical. WCAG 2.1 is likely to introduce contrast requirements for icons, but in the meantime ensure that such elements are readily visible and identifiable for all users.

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