WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

July 2020 Newsletter

WebAIM is celebrating 20 years of improving online accessibility for individuals with disabilities.

#WebAIM20th Fun Fact: Over the past 20 years WebAIM has employed 11 full-time, professional staff (with an average tenure of 10 years) and 31 hourly employees. While many have moved on to other opportunities at places like Cisco, Sun, SAS, Zappos, and Deque, all learned valuable accessibility lessons and contributed greatly while on our team.


Anniversaries Celebrated

Reflections on the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

WebAIM Article Updates

The following WebAIM articles have recently been updated:


WebAIM Virtual Training

Registration is now open for the WebAIM virtual web accessibility training to be held September 9–10.


Digital accessibility legal update: ADA anniversary edition

An update on recent and pending digital accessibility cases, settlements, and court orders.

Translating Design Wireframes Into Accessible HTML/CSS

An overview of the process of analyzing a wireframe from an accessibility perspective and making coding decisions to optimize for accessibility in both design and development phases.

The Ravelry Redesign: An A11y Case Study

An examination of the accessibility missteps in a recent redesign of a popular web site.

UX Series: Digital Accessibility and the UX Design Process

Another in a series of posts about the intersection of user experience and digital accessibility strategy.

Disability Language is a Nuanced Thing

Disability language is a tricky thing. What can you say? What expression is the correct one? How do you avoid offending people? What expression should you be using? It’s tricky, and it keeps changing.

ARIA Grid As an Anti-Pattern

Adrian Roselli explores the limited use cases for ARIA grids.

Quick Tip: Caution with the Title Attribute

There are almost no appropriate uses for the title attribute in HTML. On one hand, it must not be used to present important information because it is totally hidden from keyboard and touchscreen users. On the other hand, it should not be used to present unimportant information because it is usually read by a screen reader, often resulting in repetition if it's identical to the element's text, label, or alternative text.

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