June 2020 Newsletter
WebAIM is celebrating 20 years of improving online accessibility for individuals with disabilities.
#WebAIM20th Fun Fact: The online WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool at wave.webaim.org has been used to evaluate 2.7 million web pages in the last year. The WAVE Chrome and Firefox extensions currently have over 200,000 weekly users.
This WebAIM article has been significantly updated with new information and resources.
Optimal accessibility should start early in the visual design process. This updated infographic highlights many important principles of accessible design.
WebAIM is now offering virtual web accessibility training. A few seats are currently remaining for a session to be held August 12-13.
Windows High Contrast Mode behavior can be a bit of a surprise if you haven't already spent time studying its ways.
The user experience can be greatly optimized using markup to enhance keyboard accessibility.
Gatsby corresponded with the fewest detectable errors of any common technology or page characteristic analyzed in the WebAIM Million accessibility study.
While most fields are made up of just one input, like an email address, some fields (that are essentially one value) could be split into multiple inputs.
This blog post tries to show the path I have taken to fix most issues on my website (and how you can do it too) and aims to create awareness of the accessibility topic and why we can't leave people behind.
All the tenets of intersectional feminism, web accessibility, and diversity and inclusion are inextricably tied up in making the web a better place, for all and by all.
Quick Tip: Reflow
Responsive layouts aren't just for touch interfaces on small devices. They are also for users who zoom content on full-size displays, and those who connect keyboards to small devices. Ensure that pages remain readable and usable when the viewport is narrowed down to 320 pixels wide.