WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

June 2018 Newsletter


WebAIM document accessibility course beginning soon

WebAIM has created a new four-week course on document accessibility. The independent-study course covers critical aspects of accessibility for Word, PowerPoint, and PDF. The first four-week session will begin in July, and repeat each month.

WebAIM Training

Registration is open for the August 21-22 WebAIM web accessibility training in Utah.

WCAG 2.1 Finalized

Version 2.1 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines became a W3C Recommendation on June 5th.


Don't Use The Placeholder Attribute

The placeholder attribute contains a surprising amount of issues that prevent it from delivering on what it promises. Let's clarify why you need to stop using it.

Inclusive Components - Cards

Heyden Pickering provides comprehensive recommendations for a common design element.

How to test accessibility of emails

Testing for accessibility in your emails doesn't have to be a chore. Making accessible and inclusive emails will increase your target audience and will have other unintended benefits.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1

Patrick Lauke provides a summary of the 17 new WCAG 2.1 success criteria.

Quick Tip: Target Size

For users with motor disabilities that lack fine motor control a large "hit" area for links and form controls is necessary. An adequately sized target area can also be helpful for those using small or high-resolution screens. WCAG 2.1 suggests a 44 X 44 pixel target area for interactive elements.

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