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.
Reflections on the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
WebAIM Article Updates
The following WebAIM articles have recently been updated:
- Captions, Transcripts, and Audio Descriptions
- Real-time Captioning
- Writing Clearly and Simply
Registration is now open for the WebAIM virtual web accessibility training to be held September 9–10.
An update on recent and pending digital accessibility cases, settlements, and court orders.
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.
An examination of the accessibility missteps in a recent redesign of a popular web site.
Another in a series of posts about the intersection of user experience and digital accessibility strategy.
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.
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.