December 2022 Newsletter
In the past couple of months, Zoom has made significant improvements to their support for captions and sign language interpreters. There are several pitfalls to be aware of.
The video recordings from Day 2 of the Web Accessibility In Mind Conference are now available on YouTube.
Upcoming WebAIM Events
This virtual training session on January 17 will detail tools and processes to help organizations better account for accessibility in technology purchase and use decisions.
Registration is now open for WebAIM's virtual web accessibility training to be held January 11-12.
WebAIM's next Zoom Accessibility Workshop will be held March 1st.
There's a concept, originally from WHATWG I think, that might be worth translating for accessibility in a guidelines context: Priority of Constituencies.
Pack WCAG 2 off to the junkyard? The standard is dead, long live the standard? Well, no.
A colour blind designer shares his journey in the design field.
Building minimal viable products (MVPs) means sacrifices. But sacrifice features, not critical functionality, like accessibility.
Description list support is generally good (with Safari being the outlier), even if you may not like how it is supported.
Let's take a look at the protections and safe-guards that already exist, that could be improved upon, and that will be needed if CSS Speech is to be supported in browsers and adopted across the web.
Quick Tip: Supplement Text with Images and Icons
While text is the primary way of conveying information and content, images and icons can be very helpful. When we consider the many potential accessibility issues that can come from images - alternative text, sufficient contrast, legibility, etc. - we sometimes can incorrectly assume that images are "bad" for accessibility, when they can instead greatly enhance content if implemented correctly.