WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

December 2020 Newsletter

As WebAIM concludes its 20th year of improving online accessibility for individuals with disabilities we celebrate the past 20 years and look forward to many more to come. We wish all of you a merry Christmas, happy holidays, and wonderful new year.


Document and Content Language

This new WebAIM article highlights the benefits of and techniques for properly implementing the lang attribute to define the language of web content.

Survey of Web Accessibility Practitioners

A new WebAIM survey is open for anyone that implements accessibility. This is a follow-up to previous surveys. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey to provide valuable data and insight into the web accessibility field and practices.


WebAIM Virtual Training

Registration is open for WebAIM's next virtual web accessibility training to be held January 27-28.


VoiceOver Preview for macOS Firefox

Mozilla announces stable support for VoiceOver in Firefox on macOS.

aria-label, aria-labelledby, and aria-describedby: What's the Difference?

Ben Myers decodes these three ARIA attributes that are just similar enough to be confusing.

Alt vs Figcaption

Elaina Natario breaks down the difference between the alt and figcaption attributes for supporting image accessibility.

Content-visibility and Accessible Semantics

The content-visibility CSS feature can suppress accessibility semantics. Marcy Sutton provides additional details and cautions.

11 Golden Rules for A11Y

Basic rules not only for accessibility but also for the usability of your website.

A placeholder is not a label

A short, bullet-by-bullet smackdown of using placeholder to label inputs.

Weaving Web Accessibility With Usability

In this article, Uri Paz explains how a site complying with accessibility guidelines may still present usability issues when testing with real users.

Quick Tip: Links vs. Buttons

Links are about navigation. Buttons are about function. When links actually perform in-page functions, they should be changed to button elements to eliminate confusion in the screen reader environment.

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