May 2020 Newsletter
WebAIM is celebrating 20 years of improving online accessibility for individuals with disabilities.
#WebAIM20th Fun Fact: The WebAIM newsletter has been distributed monthly since January 2004. That's 195 editions of accessibility news and resources! The newsletter archives are available online.
WebAIM Site Updates
Significant updates have been made to several popular WebAIM.org resources:
- Introduction to Web Accessibility
- Form Accessibility
- Semantic Structure: Regions, Headings, and Lists
- Quick Reference: Testing Web Content for Accessibility
We are pleased to announce the launch of a scholarship program that will allow any individual with a disability to enroll in this video-based, independent-study online course at no cost.
WebAIM performed a longitudinal analysis of accessibility in a national disability network, their host universities, and state governments from 2016 to 2020. Results show progress in 2 of the 3 sectors.
WebAIM is now offering virtual web accessibility training. Registration is open for a session to be held August 12-13.
The SOAR report provides an overview of the current state and future prospects for web accessibility.
A high-level analysis of the accessibility of these popular web site tools.
There are plenty of Accessibility tools that can help us improve our web sites/apps for more people. Choose your flavor and begin testing.
A thorough and critical review of accessibility plug-ins and add-on "solutions".
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.
When prioritizing accessibility issues, instead of asking how many users are affected and how much it will cost, we must understand that these issues are for people with disabilities.
With WordPress powering over 35% of all websites, it's hard to pinpoint another piece of software that has had a greater impact on the state of web accessibility.
Quick Tip: Alternative Text for Image Links
When creating an image link, keep in mind that the purpose of the image is now to describe the destination of the link. Make sure that the image's alt text would be sufficient if it were the text in a regular link.