I have received announcements of two new websites this past week, both of which are related COVID-19 responses and resources, and both of which use one of the many “accessibility plugin/widget/add-on overlays”. Both new sites are promoted as “fully accessible” and of course neither are. One used a widget call… Continue Reading Accessibility Overlays – Make them stop!
About twenty years ago, I and a relatively small cast of characters began to follow a listserv from a new group calling itself WebAIM. It filled a void I was experiencing and I’ve been an enthusiastic supporter ever since. Like most of us at the time, I had come to… Continue Reading WebAIM is 20 years old
Quick Tip: Are “Skip” Links Still Necessary? “Skip to main content” or “skip navigation” links provide a mechanism for keyboard users to jump over repetitive navigation directly to the main content of a page. Headings, ARIA landmarks, HTML5 structural elements (particularly <main>), etc., also provide elements which users can navigate… Continue Reading Web Accessibility Tip for April 2019