WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

August 2021 Newsletter


Google Announces Seismic Change to Docs

Google announces a new method for rendering Docs that appears to abandon the current model of support for assistive technologies.


WebAIM In-person Training Events

We are very excited to resume our hosted in-person trainings in beautiful Logan, Utah! We are hosting two training events in the coming months:

WebAIM Virtual Training

Registration is open for WebAIM's next virtual web accessibility training to be held September 15-16.

WAVE Edge extension

The WAVE web accessibility testing tool is now available as a Microsoft Edge extension.


A guide to designing accessible, WCAG-compliant focus indicators

This comprehensive guide is aimed at both designers who want to learn about accessibility considerations for designing focus indicators, as well as developers who want to implement them.

Writing great alt text: Emotion matters

Good alt text means that screen reader users get the same 'meaning' from the page as a fully sighted user. But sometimes that's easier said than done.

The first rule for using ARIA

What is the first rule for using ARIA? Don't use ARIA. Well, that's a bit contradictory, isn't it? Let me explain why that is.

How to test for accessibility with users at every design stage

A research template to test solutions for people with disabilities.

Accessibility and SEO

Search engine optimization and accessibility have a lot more in common than you would think.

Quick Tip: ARIA authoring practices for testing

The WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices isn't just a guide for building ARIA widgets, it is a great resource for testing. First, make sure the widget matches its description. Second, test the keyboard interaction as outlined. Third, make sure the ARIA roles, states, and properties are being used correctly, and update as they should.

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