June 2017 Newsletter
Jared Smith's presentation for #ID24 provides an in-depth look at how color and contrast impact accessibility, and how there's much more than is covered by WCAG guidelines. Be sure to check out the other 23 presentations at http://www.inclusivedesign24.org/.
A trial verdict has found retailer Winn-Dixie liable under Title III of the ADA for having an inaccessible website.
Registration is open for the WebAIM training to be held September 26-27 in Logan, Utah.
Accessibility pioneer Léonie Watson quizzes some of the web industry's most knowledgeable experts for their thoughts on making websites and apps more accessible.
Alastair Campbell highlights how the new CSS methods (Flexbox and Grid) impact keyboard and other users.
Frederik Creemers, a user of screen magnification software, provides tips for ensuring accessibility with this common software.
"If you have a disability, what’s the hardest thing about browsing the web?" The answers to Safia Abdalla's tweet are truly eye-opening and shows us what web accessibility should really be about.
Our friends at the Paciello Group have released a set of guiding principles to help support inclusive design.
Quick Tip: Link Type Indicators
While not required by accessibility guidelines, 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. 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 as part of the link for screen reader users.