September 2018 Newsletter
The Pope Tech enterprise-level web accessibility tool has been released. This tool is based on WAVE and provides site-wide monitoring and reporting.
Seats are still available for the October 9-10 WebAIM web accessibility training in Utah. Come enjoy our beautiful fall colors! After October, our next training will be held December 4-5.
The first ever Digital Accessibility Legal Summits will be held in December and March.
The WAI-ARIA standard defines a number of related menu roles. However, in 99% of all cases, these should not be used.
Accessibility provides options, and options lead to innovation. Accessibility isn't a barrier - it's what removes them. It frees us from one path and gives us many.
Carie Fisher provides an introduction to ARIA, the first in a series of accessibility beginner posts.
Automated accessibility tests are a great resource to have, but they can't automatically make your site accessible. Use them as one step of a larger testing process.
Ethan Marcotte discusses the power of considering navigability and usability for people using assistive technologies.
Quick Tip: Avoid Full Justification
Full text justification, when text is aligned to both the left and right columns, can be problematic for readability. Because the word and letter spacing is adjusted with each new line to force the full justification, this requires additional time when reading for our minds to adjust to these changes. Additionally, full justification can create "rivers of white" - patterns of whitespace that flow through blocks of text - which can be distracting and can cause difficulties for users with dyslexia.