WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

May 2021 Newsletter


Screen Reader User Survey #9

WebAIM's Screen Reader User Survey is now open for responses. This is a follow-up to previous surveys. If you use a screen reader, please take a few minutes to provide valuable data and insight into your experiences and opinions.

Show Up to Disrupt

Inspired by Judy Heumann, WebAIM's Cyndi Rowland contemplates how we can disrupt the status quo of digital inequity.


StrategicA11y - Strategic Web Accessibility Workshop

WebAIM's Strategic Web Accessibility Workshop will be held September 21–23 in Logan, Utah. This 2.5 day meeting will help participants think in strategic ways about the accessibility of their broader systems.

WebAIM Virtual Training

Registration is now open for WebAIM's next virtual web accessibility training to be held July 21-22.


Design for reading: tips for optimizing content for Reader modes and reading apps

Many apps, tools, and environments that people use to browse the Web strip our content of our CSS and apply their own styles to it. And unless we always keep that in mind, we risk creating incomplete or even broken experiences for users of those technologies or tools.

Making Disabled Buttons More Inclusive

Let's get into why we use disabled buttons and how we can do better than the traditional disabled attribute in HTML

Accessibility Overlays May Not Make Your Site More Accessible

There's no shortcut to truly accessible design.

We need to talk about WCAG

The specifications and documentation online are inaccessible, unreadable, duplicated, confusing , unnecessarily overcomplicated and cluttered.

Quick accessibility tests

This series of very short videos highlights fast and easy web accessibility tests that nearly anyone can perform.

5 key accessibility questions to ask when buying digital tools, sites or apps

If you procure or outsource digital products, whether they’re for internal staff or customers, and you’re committed to digital accessibility, you’ll want to be assured that the vendors and agencies you’re buying from will meet your accessibility requirements.

Quick Tip: Use a limited number of typefaces, fonts, and font variations

Each time a new typeface, font, or font variation is encountered, the reader's mind must build a map or model of the characters and patterns to then more quickly parse words and process meaning. This requires cognitive effort and time. If the typeface is already familiar, this overhead is reduced.

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