August 2019 Newsletter
A 6-month re-analysis of the top 1,000,000 home pages shows changes in web accessibility.
If you use a screen reader, please complete this brief survey before September 13th. Results help inform development choices for those creating accessible web content and web standards.
Registration in now open for WebAIM's web accessibility training to be held October 22-23 in Logan, Utah.
A new cohort of WebAIM's online Document (Word, PowerPoint, and PDF) Accessibility course will begin September 9th.
One of the "business benefits of accessibility" is that accessibility will improve your site’s SEO. This is technically true, but it's important to be clear about what accessibility can actually do for your SEO.
Carie Fisher outlines the stages of the digital accessibility journey, culminating in understanding and caring about the user.
Sarah Higley presents the difficulties with tooltip accessibility and how narrowing the definition of "tooltip" can provide a reasonable solution.
While support for multiple label elements referencing a single control has improved, it is still not a recommended practice.
Domino's Pizza has deliberately refused to fix their website for accessibility, taking the fight to the US Supreme Court.
Quick Tip: Test contrast with Chrome Developer Tools
The Chrome Developer Tools now provide easy and powerful contrast checking. Simply inspect an element and choose a text foreground color from the Style pane to see how that color aligns with WCAG 2 contrast requirements. You can even check the contrast of link or button hover and focus states. More details at https://webaim.org/articles/contrast/devtools.