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.
This new WebAIM article highlights the benefits of and techniques for properly implementing the
lang attribute to define the language of web content.
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.
Registration is open for WebAIM's next virtual web accessibility training to be held January 27-28.
Mozilla announces stable support for VoiceOver in Firefox on macOS.
Ben Myers decodes these three ARIA attributes that are just similar enough to be confusing.
Elaina Natario breaks down the difference between the alt and figcaption attributes for supporting image accessibility.
The content-visibility CSS feature can suppress accessibility semantics. Marcy Sutton provides additional details and cautions.
Basic rules not only for accessibility but also for the usability of your website.
A short, bullet-by-bullet smackdown of using placeholder to label inputs.
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.