March 2019 Newsletter
This analysis of the top 100 sites in 2011, 2017, and today suggest that accessibility may be improving.
Reaction to The WebAIM Million report:
- The web we broke
- Fighting uphill
- About the HTML Epidemic, WebAIM "Million" Report, and Teach Access
- What we can learn from the "WebAIM Million"
Registration is open for WebAIM's web accessibility training to be held May 7-8 in Logan, Utah.
A new cohort of WebAIM's online Document (Word, PowerPoint, and PDF) Accessibility course will begin April 1st.
Microsoft has released a new tool to support accessibility testing of web content and Windows applications.
A detailed, step-by-step view of how screen readers work.
How to collect date information in a way that is accessible to everyone.
Scott O'hara dissects the current state of modal dialog accessibility.
18 common pitfalls to accessibility adoption.
Quick Tip: Are "Skip" Links Still Necessary?
"Skip to main content" or "skip navigation" links provide a mechanism for keyboard users to jump over repetitive navigation directly to the main content of a page. Headings, ARIA landmarks, HTML5 structural elements (particularly <main>), etc., also provide elements which users can navigate to get to main content, but navigation by these elements is not yet supported in standard browsers for sighted keyboard-only users who are not using screen readers. Because of this, "skip" links still provide very useful functionality for sighted keyboard users. "Skip" links can, however, be hidden visually until they receive keyboard focus.