May 2018 Newsletter
The results of the April 2018 WebAIM Survey of Web Accessibility Practitioners are now available. A summary of notable results is available at on the WebAIM blog.
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.
Registration is now open for the August 21-22 WebAIM web accessibility training in Utah.
The U.S. Department of Education can't just ignore and fail to investigate civil-rights complaints from those who repeatedly file such complaints, says a lawsuit filed against the department from three advocacy organizations.
Rob Dodson provides an excellent primer on focus management for single page web applications.
How designers (or anyone) can build more accessible experiences, even when they are receiving pushback over other priorities.
Steve Faulkner's easy-to-use bookmarklet for testing WCAG 2.1's new Text Spacing success criterion.
A primer on appropriately using aria-hidden='true' and role='none/presentation'. They each do very different things to elements, but their purposes are sometimes confused by developers.
Inclusion is a great and necessary goal to aspire to, but it should never be used to obscure the fact that exclusion, particularly based on any given person’s appearance, heritage, biological makeup, or any other aspect of their humanity, is odious by its very nature. We invoke inclusion as a term to dig us out of a hole, but we must always remember that the hole is still there.
Quick Tip: Office Accessibility Checker
All up-to-date versions of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint now include an accessibility checker. This checker can help identify obvious accessibility issues in your document - and can help you fix them. To run the Checker on Windows, open the File panel, then on the Info tab click "Check for Issues", then "Check Accessibility". On Mac, click "Check Accessibility" on the Review tab on the ribbon.