[blindza] Fw: WebAIM June Newsletter

  • From: "Jacob Kruger" <jacob@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "BlindZA" <blindza@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "NAPSA Blind" <blind@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 08:01:57 +0200

WebAIM June 2012 NewsletterWebAIM = WebAccessibilityInMind, and in newsletter 
below, there's at least one humorous (Friday) story.

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

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Subject: WebAIM June Newsletter

Read this newsletter online at http://webaim.org/newsletter/2012/june

Four Keys to System-wide Web Accessibility
Guidance for successfully implementing web accessibility in complex 

WebAIM Web Accessibility Training - Advanced Session
Join us for 2 days of advanced, hands-on training August 29-30, 2012 in 
beautiful Logan, Utah.

Accessibility Summit 2012
The third annual Accessibility Conference will feature WebAIM's Jared Smith and 
other accessibility experts Sep. 25, 2012.

Tips and Resources
My Take on the WebAIM Survey
Terrill Thompson gives valuable insight into the WebAIM survey results. 

The Case of the Missing alt Attribute
How to simply avoid the most common validation error.

How to Ensure that You Pay More for Web Accessibility than You Should
Derek Featherstone humorously highlights common mistakes organizations make 
while implementing web accessibility.

Accessibility Testing as Alchemy
Elle Waters suggests that real web accessibility occurs when we are not looking.

Accessible Client-side Form Validation with HTML5, WAI-ARIA, and the jQuery 
Validation Plugin
Building accessible forms and using the jQuery Validation Plug-in.

Quick Tip: Evaluating Web Accessibility on iDevices
If you have an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, you have a screen reader. VoiceOver 
comes built-in to all modern Apple touchscreen devices. VoiceOver can be 
enabled in the device Settings, or by quickly pressing the Home button three 
times. The following core functions are available:

  a.. Read the entire page: Swipe two fingers upward 
  b.. Stop reading: Tap with two fingers 
  c.. Read through page elements: Swipe left or right 
  d.. Open or modify the rotor (a list of elements which can be navigated): 
Twist two fingers on the screen and select from multiple rotor elements. Once 
selected, swipe up or down to cycle through the selected rotor element 
  e.. Read from current location: Swipe downward with two fingers 
  f.. Select an element: Press and drag finger to an item, or navigate to an 
item using another navigation gesture 
  g.. Activate an item: Double tap 
  h.. Zoom: Triple tap 
Basic web accessibility evaluation (checking alternative text, form labels, 
heading structure, reading and navigation order, etc.) can easily be performed 
on any Apple touchscreen device.

WebAIM E-mail Discussion List
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Selected recent threads

  a.. NAD vs. Netflix ruling 
  b.. Elevator speeches about accessibility 
  c.. Screen Reader Survey Results 
  d.. PowerPoint Accessibility Question? 
  e.. Links vs. Buttons 
  f.. reCAPTCHA 
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Disabilities at Utah State University.

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