May 2021 Newsletter
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.
Inspired by Judy Heumann, WebAIM's Cyndi Rowland contemplates how we can disrupt the status quo of digital inequity.
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.
Registration is now open for WebAIM's next virtual web accessibility training to be held July 21-22.
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.
Let's get into why we use disabled buttons and how we can do better than the traditional disabled attribute in HTML
There's no shortcut to truly accessible design.
The specifications and documentation online are inaccessible, unreadable, duplicated, confusing , unnecessarily overcomplicated and cluttered.
This series of very short videos highlights fast and easy web accessibility tests that nearly anyone can perform.
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.