September 2017 Newsletter
The 7th in our series of Screen Reader User Surveys is now open for responses. Please encourage screen reader users to participate.
Registration is open for the WebAIM training to be held December 5-6 in Logan, Utah.
Tips on how to improve the accessibility of your web sites and apps with CSS.
Practical experiences and resources for implementing organizational accessibility.
We need to think about accessibility as not only ensuring web content is accessible but making sure that a culture of accessibility permeates through an entire organisation.
Hampus Sethfors explains why fonts are overrated and what actually matters for readability.
Quick Tip: Generic Regions
HTML5 defines structural elements, called regions, for header, nav, main, footer, and aside elements in a web page. ARIA provides landmark roles for these same things. Either provides navigation to significant page areas. Some applications may contain important areas that do not fit into one of these defined regions or landmarks. In this case, you can define a custom or generic region using ARIA's role="region". Each region must be given a descriptive label via aria-label or aria-labelledby. When defined, these generic regions can be navigated along with other regions/landmarks.