WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

August 2018 Newsletter


Survey of Users with Low Vision #2

This survey for people with low vision will provide insight and data to better support accessibility best practices. Please share with potential respondents.

Understanding WCAG 2 Contrast and Color Requirements

This new WebAIM article goes in-depth into aspects of color and contrast for WCAG conformance.


WebAIM Document Accessibility Course

A new cohort of WebAIM's Document Accessibility online course will begin September 10th. The course shows you easy ways to improve accessibility in your Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and PDF documents. Beginners welcome! No web development or design experience required.

WebAIM Training

Registration is now open for the October 9-10 WebAIM web accessibility training in Utah.

VPAT® Version 2.2 (July 2018)

A new version of the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template has been released for Section 508, WCAG 2.0, and the EU's EN 301 549.


Short note on the accessibility of styled form controls

Scott O'Hara shares numerous ways native form controls can be styled to taste without compromising accessibility.

10 Ways to Improve Accessibility on Websites and Social Media

Deborah Edwards-Onoro presents 10 basic, yet effective, tips for making web content more accessible.

A web of anxiety: accessibility for people with anxiety and panic disorders [Part 1]

Some aspects of user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design can contribute to feelings of anxiety and panic.

A Realistic Guide for Improving Web Accessibility

Follow these five practical steps to make your institution’s website more accessible.

Exploring WCAG 2.1 — 4.1.3 Status Messages

Knowbility's series on the new WCAG 2.1 Success Criteria continues with the last of the new low vision related success criteria, 4.1.3 Status Messages.

Quick Tip: Page Titles

A succinct, yet descriptive page title is important for accessibility. WCAG requires that the title describe the topic or purpose of the page for Level A conformance. Because the page title is often the first thing viewed or heard by users, it should be kept brief, yet accurately describe the page content and differentiate it from other pages on the site. The page title is often used when navigating browser tabs or windows, so is important for all users. For web applications, it is advised to update the page title dynamically to reflect the current view or state of the application.

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