July 2021 Newsletter
Testing contrast and use of color is one of the most deceptively difficult tasks in a web accessibility evaluation.
Colorado House Bill 1110 (PDF), signed by Governor Polis on June 30, mandates that state and local government websites adhere to the “most recent” version of WCAG by July 1, 2024.
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:
- StrategicA11y - Strategic Web Accessibility Workshop - September 21–23
- Web Accessibility Training - October 12-13
Registration is open for WebAIM's next virtual web accessibility training to be held September 15-16.
Scott O'Hara describes the minimal ways in which the section element can be helpful for accessibility.
Protect yourself and your company from buying an ineffective product that claims it makes websites accessible.
Given how common red–green colourblindness is, it's surprising how often I still encounter red and green used for functional elements in user interface (UI) design and information design.
A lot of excellent accessibility advice never gets distributed beyond the initial audience because people love to call out any accessibility problems with the materials.
The four biggest unanswered accessibility questions for any organisation.
Quick Tip: Label in Name
The "label" text that visually identifies a component should typically be the same as the "name" text read by a screen reader. WCAG requires that the visible text for link, button, and the form input labels must be contained within the text presented to users of assistive technologies. This helps avoid a mismatch between the screen reader and visual experience and ensures that voice control software can properly align the visible text to the underlying control.